The long-distance runner

Brigid Kosgei breaks world marathon record by 71 seconds

Kenyans must be brimming today after Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record. This barely a day after Eliud Kipchoge run a marathon distance in under two hours! The record which has stood imperiously for over 16 years, was obliterated by Brigid Kosgei at the Chicago marathon. The 25-year-old Kenyan ran 2:14:03 to beat Radcliffe’s best of 2:15:25 by an astonishing 71 seconds. The whispers all week in Chicago had been ...

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The billionaire smiling

Tanzanian billionaire Mo Dewji recounts 9-day kidnapping ordeal

Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed 'Mo' Dewji had one of the most dramatic stories last year when he was kidnapped for 9 days. The billionaire has now opened up about the painful experience. In a series of tweets, Mo Dewji who is said to be the youngest billionaire in Africa spoke about the nine days he was held captive by the kidnappers. The businessman recounted how he was blindfolded for nine straight days without ...

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KRA

KRA to link up with Kenya Power to net new taxpayers

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is now looking to expand its tax base to the pain and frustration of many Kenyans(I know I speak for a lot when I say so). But let's go on with the sad and terrible news. The taxman will use data from other government and private institutions to not only expand its base but also net tax evaders. To raise revenues to the set targets this year, ...

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Moses Kuria out in public

Moses Kuria attacked for his cynical attitude about Likoni recovery efforts

Moses Kuria is under fire from a section of Kenyans after his predictions that Mariam Kigenda and her daughter Amanda would never be recovered from the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Kenya Navy and private divers from South Africa, however, recovered the wreckage and bodies of the two victims on Friday, October 11 Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been left with an egg on his face after Kenya Navy and ...

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Uhuru and Ruto together

President Uhuru Kenyatta under fire from Kenyans after Likoni response

Uhuru Kenyatta finally spoke about the Likoni tragedy that took place 14 days ago, a move that irked most Kenyans. On Saturday, October 12, Kenyatta, through State House spokesperson, Kanze Dena, regretted how the incident had unfolded. "President Kenyatta sends condolence and comfort to the family of John Wambua who lost his wife Mariam Kighenda and daughter Amanda Mutheu in the Likoni ferry tragedy. The President's message of condolence follows the completion of ...

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Wizkid reveals he paid $400 per day to get Nigerian food to the US 

Nigerian singing Wizkid has in a recent interview, revealed that he can’t afford to stay without Nigerian food even when he is out of the country. According to Yabaleftonline, the Ghetto Love” crooner disclosed this in an interview with Capital Xtra in the United Kingdom after he was quizzed on why he left Los Angeles, the United States after staying there for two years. Wizkid then shared that he had to exit LA ...

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The shs 31,000 shoes that help Eliud win the race

The latest model of the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly shoes called the NEXT% is credited for aiding Marathon hero to become the first man to run the marathon under two hours. The shoe is priced at Sh31,578  by Footwear website, Footpatrol. According to The Telegraph, these shoes are so effective that “there have even been instances of international runners sponsored by other companies wearing the Vaporfly and drawing over them in an attempt ...

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Eliud Kipchoge to have street named after him in Eldoret town

After making history as the first man to run a 42 km marathon in under 2 hours, it now seems everybody and entity wants to be associated with marathoner Eliud Kipchoge. Beer prices have been slashed in some outlets, Safaricom gave out free data to help Kenyans stream the events live. Now the latest to cash in on Kipchoge craze is Uasin Gishu County Government which wants to honour the athlete by ...

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Mercedes-Benz sued for overcharging black customers

A former sales manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette is now suing the business for racial discrimination. The lawsuit against his former employer alleges he was "fired in retaliation for complaining about the owner’s repeated use of the N-word, including boasting about systematically overcharging African American customers for vehicles, referring to it as 'n***er scalping.'" According to the attorney, their client immediately took offense and reported it to Mercedes-Benz of North ...

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Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first man to break the 2hr mark in the marathon

Eliud Kipchoge made Kenyans proud today when he became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours. Kipchoge crossed the finish line in 1:59:40. Asked how he felt about running under two hours, he said, “I’m the happiest man and happy to inspire other people to know that no human is unlimited.” When he started the race, he was greeted with a misty autumnal morning and a smattering of fans ...

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