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Revealed: What DP Ruto told Wanyama during Karen meeting

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Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama on Thursday met Deputy President William Ruto in a meeting that Nairobi News understands centered around identifying and grooming football talent in Kenya.

The Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder is also reported to have been put to task over the recent national football team’s performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where Kenya only won in one of her three assignments.

Kenya only won in one of its three fixtures at the tournament, conceding seven goals along the way.

Wanyama was accompanied by his family members namely MacDonald Mariga and Thomas among others.

At the meeting, the DP endorsed the forthcoming Wanyama Roya Cup tournament, in which hundreds of boys and girls are expected to compete in a three-day youth football tournament in Nairobi.

Winning teams at this annual tournament will he awarded uniforms, medals, certificates of participation and cash prizes.

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Increasing suicide cases shake Kirinyaga

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Three people died by suicide in Kirinyaga County on Tuesday, raising concerns among national government officials.

The body of 34-year-old Stephen Kinyua was found hanging from a tree in Kiaragana village while that of John Maina was found inside a house in Riakiania.

At Thumaita village, residents were shocked when they stumbled upon Peter Kinyua’s body hanging from a tree.

They reported the matter at Kianyaga Police Station.

The three, from different villages, did not leave suicide notes to explain their actions.

Their bodies were taken to Kerugoya Referral Hospital mortuary.

Ndia Deputy County Commissioner Mr Moses Ivuto said cases of suicide were on the rise in the region.

“They are reported on daily basis. We are concerned,” Mr Ivuto said, citing domestic feuds and drug abuse.

“When men quarrel with their spouses and abuse drugs, they kill themselves.”

He called on local church leaders to intervene.

“Church leaders should embark on aggressive counselling of residents, men in particular, so that we do not continue losing more lives this way,” he said.

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US cancer survivor swims across English Channel

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An American breast cancer survivor on Tuesday became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop in a 54-hour feat of endurance.

Sarah Thomas, 37, an open water marathon swimmer from the US state of Colorado, could be seen in a video posted on Facebook arriving at Dover on the southern English coast with a group of supporters cheering her on.

“I feel a little sick,” she is heard saying following the herculean effort, which reportedly saw her cover close to 130 miles (209 kilometres) due to strong tides.

Only four swimmers have previously completed the approximately 21-mile Channel crossing between Britain and France three times without stopping.

“I just can’t believe we did it,” Thomas told the BBC.

“I’m really just pretty numb. There was a lot of people on the beach to meet me and wish me well and it was really nice of them, but I feel just mostly stunned.”

Thomas said the hardest part was dealing with the salt water, which left her throat and mouth sore, while she also got stung in the face by a jellyfish.

The athlete relied on a protein recovery drink mixed with electrolytes and caffeine – which was tied to a rope and thrown to her every 30 minutes – to complete the feat, according to her mother.

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh wrote on Twitter that her achievement was “extraordinary, amazing, super-human”.

“Just when we think we’ve reached the limit of human endurance, someone shatters the records,” he wrote.

In a post on Saturday before setting off, Thomas wrote: “This swim is dedicated to all the survivors out there.

“This is for those of us who have prayed for our lives, who have wondered with despair about what comes next, and have battled through pain and fear to overcome,” she wrote.

The marathon swimmer received the cancer diagnosis four months after an unprecedented August 2017 non-stop solo swim of 104.6 miles in Lake Champlain on the US-Canada border.

She underwent treatment for the aggressive form of breast cancer – which had already begun spreading to the lymph nodes under one of her arms – in the summer of 2018, according to a fundraising website for a documentary about her achievements.

“I was at the peak of my athletic accomplishments… and then I got diagnosed with cancer,” Thomas said in a video posted on the Kickstarter website.

“It’s part of who I am now, part of my story. I just hope it never comes back but if it does, to know that I did everything I wanted to do in life.”

In the video Thomas, who finished her first open-water event in 2007 and had previously made two Channel swims in 2012 and 2016, said swimming across the Dover Strait had been a lifelong dream and “just as hard as climbing Mount Everest”.

“When you’re a kid you just dream of swimming the English Channel.”

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Survey ranks Kenya 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in

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A new survey done by InterNations, a global community and information site for people who live and work abroad and published by Forbes, has ranked Kenya the 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in, in the world.

The results are part of InterNations’s latest Exparts Insider Survey, a comprehensive report on what it’s like to live and work abroad in 64 countries around the world.

For the 2019 survey, InterNations polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance and more.

According to the report, Nairobi is a more dangerous place to live in compared to Mogadishu, Syria, Tripoli, Baghdad, Bujumbura and Kabul in Afghanistan.

Majority of respondents complained that Kenyan streets feel unsafe and they cannot go out for walks freely as they wish as one has to be vigilant.

A Danish expat, according to Forbes, complained that walking around Kenyan streets is a ‘No’ for them and that they have to drive or be driven everywhere.

Another expert from Croatian said that foreigners in Kenya are easily conned, if not robbed as there already exists a notion among Kenyans that foreigners are wealthy.

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Police officers demanding bribe on non-existing charges was also mentioned as another contributor that has Kenya ranking so high on the most dangerous places to live.

“The roads are in an awful state, traffic is just terrible, and the city is dirty!” another expat said.

Brazil was ranked as the most dangerous country, with South Africa, which has recently been rocked by xenophobic attacks, coming second.

Nigeria was third while Peru came in fourth, India was fifth followed by Turkey and Argentina in that order.

Egypt, at position eight, is considered unsafe because of political instability while the Dominican Republic, at position nine, lacks security according to expats.

Colombia was ranked 10th with expats complaining of cases of robbery and personal safety.

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