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World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge crowned 2018 Sports Personality of the year

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As expected, World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge was Friday named the 2018 Sportsman of the Year after beating a strong field of six competitors at the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year awards (Soya) awards held at Fort Jesus in Mombasa.

Kipchoge, who won the award in 2016, was widely expected to win the award after a successful season which saw him crowned IAAF World Athlete of the Year, beating among others, fellow athletes Consenslus Kipruto, Elijah Manangoi, Kenya rugby sevens star William Lomu and Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi in what was a tight race.

Still fresh from breaking the World marathon record, Kipchoge won the men’s Soya title in 2016, but was beaten to the overall title by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics 5,000 metres champion Vivian Cheruiyot in 2017.

Kipchoge, who is also the Olympic Marathon champion, started the year strongly with victory at the 2018 London Marathon in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 17 seconds on April 22, which was the 15th fastest time over the distance, having won at the same course in 2015 in 2:04:42 and 2016 in 2:03:05, missing the world record by eight seconds.

Then Kipchoge went for Berlin Marathon victory where he shattered the World marathon record by shaving off one minute and 18 seconds to set a new world record time of 2:01:39 in September 16 the German capital.

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On his way to setting a new world record and his third Berlin Marathon title, Kipchoge also broke the 30km World Record, setting new times of 1:26:45.

Those accomplishment saw him declared the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year.

Eliud Kipchoge being crowned by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Sports Minister Rashid Echesa

Athlete Beatrice Chepkoech, the Africa, Continental and IAAF Diamond League Series steeplechase sensation, beat fellow athlete Helen Obiri, Boxer Fatuma Zarika and rugby star Janet Okello to win the Sportswoman of the year award.

Rising star Angela Okutoyi won girl’s category in the Most Promising player awards. In the boy’s category, Edward Zakayo who grabbed 5000m Commonwealth Games bronze before following it up with victories over the same distance at the world under-20 and Africa Championships won.

Africa women hockey champions Telkom Kenya was crowned the women’s team of the year award.

Kenya women’s rugby team, Lionesses, coach Kevin ‘Bling’ Wambua was named coach of the year.

Overall Sports personality of the year

Sportsman of The Year
Eliud Kipchoge.

Sportswoman of the year
Beatrice Chepkoech.

Sportsman living with a disability

Sportswoman living with a disability

Federation of the year
KSSSA

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Governor Lonyangapuo: If you have any of these characters you’re a ‘mulmulwas’

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has explained the true meaning behind his hilarious ‘Kijana fupi round’ phrase which left Kenyans in stitches.

Speaking during an interview with news anchor Betty Kyallo during her Up close with Betty show on K24, the governor outlined the unique qualities possessed by a person for them to earn the title and be referred to as a Mulmulwas.

This is anyone, he said, who is good at doing nothing and becomes a nuisance in all that he or she does.

“Mulmulwas is anybody who is good at doing nothing, becomes a nuisance in the way he works, walks, talks even in the way he behaves. You are equivalent to a dung beetle that rotates dung that is not useful to anybody, not useful even to that thing called Mulmulwas. You can even see how the beetle is round, short and hopeless,” said Governor Lonyangapuo.

He added: “So any human being and in Kenya, any Kenyan in particular whose manners and behaviours is only to become a nuisance to the government, people, neighbours, parents to your children. You have a name, Mulmulwas.”

The funny phrase was coined by the governor in March this year to deride activist Dennis Ruto Kapchok who had questioned why deputy governor Nicholas Atudonyang works from the United States of America.

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Since then, the phrase has been used by Kenyans to create memes and funny jokes.

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Octopizzo’s new hairdo sets tongues wagging

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Octopizzo has set tongues wagging on social media with a new hairdo with many declaring it a fail on the rapper’s creativity on matters grooming.

The entertainer appeared on the musical show 10 over 10 on Citizen TV on Friday night to talk about his latest new music titled “Kanye”.

He also commented on singer Willy Paul’s change in music Genre mocking him that he should not expect any ‘Sadaka’ as he transition to secular music.

But his speech appeared to land on deaf ears as netizens could only comment on his hairstyle.

Octopizzo normally shaves his hair leaving some on the crown of his head. This time around, though, he decided to plait cornrows at the hair left at the crown of his head, and topped off the look with a hair extension.

Another area of interest was his interestingly more than usual shiny forehead. Here are some of Kenyans on twitter reactions:

“Hizo laini kwa kichwa ziko down kama tu mistari ya ngoma zake,” said @bokono.

“Hiyo hairstyles imenikumbusha tusichana twa choir na worship,” wrote @bennytothedj.

“Pizzo kwani anatumia lotion gani?” asked @langatvick.

“Huyu ameshukwa mwongezo na akajipaka elianto kwa uso,” commented @shishhope.

“I’m just here wondering about that forehead and the fact that Octo ameshuka lines za mosodo na akaweka extension bun,” stated @AKenyanGirl.

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“Na hio umama yote anataka kupatia Pozze advice, shame,” said @allenben.

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Kabi wa Jesus and Terence Creative beefing?

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Word making rounds on social media is that best friends Kabi Wa Jesus and his wife are no longer friends with Comedian Terence creative and his wife.

This comes as a big surprise since the couples had already shown their fans how tight they were.

Kabi wa Jesus and Wife

If you recall well, the two families had even gone ahead to come up with hilarious videos which kept their bond on Instagram even tighter.

Kabi Wa Jesus unfollows Terence

However we now understand that they no longer follow each other on Instagram nor do they hang out as before.

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Terence and his wife

They have also deleted all the photos and videos they had shared of each other; and it seems like Kabi also did not invite Terence and his wife for their baby shower.

Terence unfollows Kabi wa Jesus

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