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Friday, 11 February 2011

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Kenya football fans in the North Eastern town of Mandera are furious at the Muslim leader Sheikh Khalif Mohammed's decision to close public video halls ahead of the African Nations Cup 2012 qualifiers.

Because many Kenyans are too poor to afford satellite technology at home, they are usually only able to watch the qualifiers in video halls, but these have been shut down by the Sheikh on the grounds that satellite TV exposes children to pornography.

Some fans are so keen to watch the fixtures that they have threatened to migrate to neighbouring Ethiopia, even if it means crossing over the River Dawa, which is infested with crocodiles.

The fans did, however, refuse an offer from a Scottish based charity to fly them back to Glasgow to watch the games on large screens in George Square. "We're not that desperate", one of them said.

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