Football fans in north-eastern Kenya have criticised a decision by a Muslim leader to close public video halls ahead of the World Cup.

Many Kenyans watch live football in video halls via satellite because they cannot afford the technology at home.

But Sheikh Khalif Mohammed has shut the halls down in the town of Mandera, saying the satellite channels expose children to pornography.

The move has sparked anger in a nation where football is hugely popular.

The BBC's Bashkas Jugsodaay in Mandera says fans have told him they will do anything to watch the World Cup, which begins in six weeks' time.

Some even said they planned to cross the crocodile-infested river Dawa to watch games in neighbouring Ethiopia.

To resolve the problem death ("a cure for death is beyond his cunning"), the religious leaders of humans often turn to a rejection of life.