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Drama as police block memorial race in honour the late Samuel Kamau Wanjiru

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There was drama in Nyahururu on Tuesday as police were called in to stop a race meant to honour fallen runners.

Athletes had already travelled from as far as Eldoret, Kericho, Molo and Nairobi ready for the 10km race when police declared Nyahururu stadium, where the race was to end, out of bounds.

Athletics Kenya vice President and director of competition, Paul Mutwii had on Monday warned of a stern action against the Laikipia County AK if the unauthorised race was held.

The memorial race in honour of the first Kenyan to win Olympic marathon gold medal, the late Samuel Kamau Wanjiru and other athletes was to start at Maili Saba on the Nyahururu-Rumuruti road and end at the stadium where invited musicians and preachers were to take over the fete.

But police arrived at the stadium where the runners were converging to be ferried to the starting venue and ordered everybody out and the gates to be closed.

Former 800m world beater, Billy Konchella was among the first retired athletes to arrive in Nyahururu at the weekend for the final touches of the banned race.

Sources said AK fear that the alliance between Amani Foundation, Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (PAAK) and the retired athletes could snowball into a mass movement and eventually overwhelm the federation that has in the past faced onslaught from the two athletics stakeholders.

PAAK and retired athletes have been pushing for reforms in the Athletics body, to give runners more say in the management of the sport.

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Football legend Joe Kadenge moved from ICU ward

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Looks like ailing football legend Joe Kadenge is recovering well from a bout of stroke.

Reports from the family say he has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward to the general ward as he continue to recover from stroke.

Kadenge was admitted at Nairobi Hospital last Wednesday after he suffered stroke when he learnt of the death of his daughter in the United States.

According to Nairobi News Kadenge’s daughter, Everlyn Wanjiku Kadenge passed away in the States after a short illness. She was buried on Monday.

Mr Kadenge’s brother John Anzara said that the man popularly known with the ‘Kadenge na mpira’ phrase has taken giant steps in his recovery.

“He has been handled well by the doctors since he was admitted and now he is in good spirits. The doctor has told us that he will be discharged in the next few days,”  Mr Anzara told Nairobi News.

Source: Nairobi News

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Video: Lulu Hassan shocks fans with her fluent Kikuyu

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan awed fans when she spoke fluent Kikuyu at Inoooro TV.

The queen of Swahili language had a Kikuyu conversation with Inooro TV presenter Muthoni wa Mukiri as she explained what she did for valentines.

See video below.

Lulu Hassan presents Swahili news on citizen TV alongside her husband Rashid Abdalla. Together they have three children.

Lulu Hassan and husband Rashid Abdalla

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Enda honeymoon, Kenyans urge Dennis Okari after posting news update on Twitter

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NTV news anchor Dennis Okari got married on Friday 15th February in a colourful wedding ceremony to Naomi Joy and days later, it seems like he is back to work.

The secretive news anchor continued to post news on his social media platforms, attracting the attention of Kenyans who questioned as to when he would go on his honey moon.

Kenyans on twitter were on his case after he posted a news tweet a day after he got married and wondered when he would be off work to enjoy his honey moon with his wife.

 

 

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