One more dies in NPP supporter’s accident

The deceased, Omar Krubally,

The number of deaths in Wednesday’s accident involving the supporters of the National People’s People, NPP, has increased to six.

The sixth victim was identified as one Omar Krubally, who died Friday 5 November at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.

Krubally was critically injured in the accident, and was being treated at the country’s main referral hospital.

The deceased who is a native of Basse was laid to rest on Saturday. Commonly known as Jordan, Krubally was a volleyball player.

He represented Basse many times in competitions in and outside the country, including the SAFRA.

It would be recalled that five NPP supporters earlier died in the reported accident at Kiang in the Lower River Region.

They were traveling from Basse to the Kombos to attend the nomination of President Adama Barrow.

Barrow on Thursday filed his papers with the Independent Electoral Commission, IEC.

He is seeking re-election for a second five-year term in the presidential election slated for December 4.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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