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Safaricom to offer subscribers with free bundle, SMSs for Kipchoge INEOS challenge

October 10, 2019

By Mkarimu Media Safaricom has announced a free YouTube bundle and SMSs for Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS challenge on Saturday. Subscribers will be able to stream the Vienna race live on their phones at no cost and send congratulatory messages to the world greatest marathoner. CEO Michael Joseph also revealed that customers will be able to […]

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World marathon champion Kipchoge in Austria for INEOS challenge

October 9, 2019

World marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge began his first day in Vienna by running on the challenge course with several of his pacemakers. Kipchoge who arrived in Vienna Tuesday is poised to complete a marathon in less than two hours this weekend when the INEOS 1;59 will be held in Austria. Kipchoge seeks to shatter his […]

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Missing Dutch millionaire’s wife Sarah Kamotho detained

August 29, 2019

Tob Cohen and his wife Sarah Wairimu Ms Sarah Wairimu Kamotho, the wife of 71-year old Dutch millionaire Tob Cohen, has been taken in for questioning by the detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Police sources say that Ms Kamotho was picked up at her Kitisuru home Wednesday evening and detained at Muthaiga […]

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‘I will still execute my powers as Governor’- Waititu

August 4, 2019

File image of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. PHOTO| COURTESY Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu now says he will continue executing his mandate as governor despite the court order barring him from office. The Kiambu Governor, his wife and eight others were on Monday charged with corruption related charges over a Ksh.588 million irregular tender. Waititu was […]

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Texas:Policeman killed black woman as she played video games at their home

October 15, 2019

Texas, Atatiana Jefferson was brutally murdered at her mother’s house as she played video games with her nephew. Jefferson’s mother was in hospital at the time of her murder, the little boy told Jefferson’s sister. The man behind the murder was identified as a police officer: Aaron Dean from Fort Worth. According to the Guardian, […]

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Japan typhoon death toll climbs as hopes for missing fade

October 15, 2019

Search and rescue crews sort through the debris of a destroyed building [Carl Court/Getty Images] The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan in decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing. Thousands of homes remained without power or water. […]

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Father of 100 marries four new wives

October 15, 2019

Energetic: Nulu Ssemakula (left) has more than 100 children and is still counting. It is often said that art imitates life and in Ntungamo District in Uganda a famous play by Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel script comes alive in the form of Nulu Ssemakula. The 94-year-old Ssemakula recently expanded his already bloated […]

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Kenya’s Kipchoge, Cheruiyot nominated for IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year

October 15, 2019

By AGENCIES World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Timothy Cheruiyot are among 11 nominees shortlisted for IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year. IAAF on Monday confirmed a list of 11 nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. This week […]

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Cash transfers provide lifesaving assistance to 17,500 drought-affected households in Kenya

October 15, 2019

Severe drought is again ravaging parts of Kenya and other countries in the Horn of Africa, where 12 million people now require immediate humanitarian assistance. According to Kenya National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), in Kenya, an estimated 2.6 million people face acute food insecurity. This number is likely to increase to an estimated 3.1 million […]

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Man burying daughter finds newborn alive in Indian grave

October 15, 2019

A man digging a grave in northern India found a newborn girl buried alive, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country. A man digging a grave in northern India found a newborn girl buried alive, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a […]

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Eliud Kipchoge: Advice to my younger self

October 13, 2019

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna, breaking the coveted barrier with a staggering 1:59:40 run at the Austrian capital. Following previous victories […]

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2 dead as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan, millions told to evacuate

October 12, 2019

The storm has damaged houses in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture [Jiji Press/AFP] Two men have been killed and more than six million people advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital, Tokyo, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine […]

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The marathon: Five milestones of a legendary race

October 12, 2019

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, crosses the finish line during his attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS By AFP First run in Athens in 1896 in just under three hours, the marathon has become the classic challenge for thousands of runners around […]

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Kipchoge becomes first man to run Marathon in under 2hrs

October 12, 2019

Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line Finally Eliud Kipchoge makes history By Mkarimu Media, Vienna, Austria. Eliud Kipchoge has completed the INEOS challenge Marathon clocking 1:59:40 to become the first marathoner under the sun to run a marathon in under two hours. The 34 year old world marathon record holder missed the mark by 26 […]

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