‘If my body is healthy, anything is possible,’ Kenya’s affable Faith Kipyegon promises as she breaks 5000m World Record in Paris
Kipyegon took the lead with about 600 metres to go, but Gidey kept close contact. They were about six seconds outside of world record pace, but Gidey also knew what Kipyegon is capable of. The world 10,000m champion knew that Kipyegon had the finishing speed to break Gidey’s world record.
Why meek Kenyans are being taxed heavily to plug holes opened in national budget by untouchable thieves
Kenya’s polluted politics is accepted as a norm and a deviation from this ‘norm’ is received and greeted with derision. From a religious point of view, doing good in Kenya today is regarded as an unforgivable ‘sin’. High levels of corruption, criminality, immorality define a hard working Kenyan.
Cultism: At least 45 bodies have been exhumed on land owned by a Christian sect leader in Kenya
A tipoff from members of the public led police to raid the pastor’s property in Malindi, where they found 15 emaciated people, including the four who later died. The followers said they were starving on the pastor’s instructions in order to meet Jesus – in heaven. Police had been told there were dozens of shallow graves spread across Makenzi’s farm and digging started on Friday.
Kenyan athlete Kelvin Kiptum runs in style to post second fastest time and win men’s London Marathon
Kelvin Kiptum, 23, was one minute and 12 seconds quicker than Kipchoge’s previous course record as he raced clear of second-placed compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor by almost three minutes. Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola was third.
US Congress puts virologists on the defence on why they did not to seriously consider Covid lab leak theory
The virologists behind the “proximal origin” article have strongly denounced accusations that they were improperly swayed by the participation of influential funders of scientific research. They have asserted that they seriously considered the lab leak theory but that evidence accumulated in favour of a natural origin, assuaging their earlier concerns...
While its neighbours build their armies and hardware factories, Kenya’s concentrating on military education
When officials inaugurated the National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K) in August, it was more than just the opening of a new school. For those present at the sprawling campus in Lanet, it was the culmination of decades of investment in the country’s professional military education. Forty years ago, Kenya was the...
High number of youths expected to give Kenyan polls wide berth, terming them corrupt, pointless
As a familiar campaign jingle brings the Kenyan crowd to their feet, Hellen Atieno joins her compatriots and sways to the catchy tune at a political rally in the lakeside city of Kisumu. Just don’t expect the 23-year-old to vote; she is looking for money. “I have only come to...
Kenya elections: Azimio manifesto is rich on rhetoric, bereft of substance and is a continuation of failed presidency
Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga – a leading candidate in the 2022 presidential election – unveiled his manifesto he says has the ingredients to revamp an economy battered by a decade of brazen theft by members of the outgoing government. Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government is synonymous with public...
Massive port expansion priming Kenya as key staging ground for organised crime and terrorism – report
Kenya’s $3.6 billion ports masterplan is expected to transform the country’s sea, lake and dry ports over the next 30 years into thriving economic zones, according to an Institute for Security Studies Africa report released in the second week of January. The ISS Africa report says modern ports that comply...
Apathy rocks Kenya voter registration as eligible youth protest MPs’ astronomical salaries, endemic poll bangling
When Kenya descended into post-violence after the disputed 2007 presidential election, nearly all, if not all, of the approximately six million potential news voter the elections body expected to enrol in the ongoing mass voter registration were just under the age of five. Then the 2013 presidential poll was again...