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US Ambassador tours Eliud Kipchoge’s training camp

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The United States of America has pledged to continue collaborating with Kenyans to boost integrity in sports.

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter lauded Kenyan athletes for their prowess which has earned the country global acclaim.

McCarter spoke when he paid a visit to Global Sports Communication training camp in Kaptagat, Elgeyo-Marakwet County that has produced renowned runners like Olympics marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and world half marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor.

“This was a private visit and I wanted to come and have a feel of where the athletes train for them to be successful. We wanted to meet Kipchoge not because he is a world record holder but because he is a good example to the future generation,” said McCarter.

McCarter said Kipchoge good characteristics for a good leader in Kenya.

“Kipchoge is a good example to many and that is what is expected from a leader. Many youths are looking up to him and this shows one can achieve his/her dreams when you work hard,” he said.

McCarter also said that he was keen to see the young upcoming athletes who train at the camp because they are the future champions.

“I took note of the young athletes because they are the future and I will be happy to see them doing well in future,” said the envoy.

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He added that the US government will from next year collaborate with Kenyan government to improve sports and the National Basketball Association will be visiting Kenya to check on the sport and see how they can help improve and make it better.

“Basketball is becoming a big sport in Kenya and we shall have an NBA delegation visiting Kenya and try to see if we can work together in terms of improving the sport,” he added.

Kipchoge on his part said that it was a privilege to host the Ambassador who wanted to see where he has been training with his colleagues.

“It’s an honour to receive the envoy in the camp because he wanted to know where we reside as we train and we are grateful,” said the Olympic champion.

McCarter later presented Kipchoge with a T-shirt, cap, notebook, an emblem and a bag.

The Ambassador arrived at the camp at around 2pm under tight security accompanied by his wife Victoria, and was received by Kipchoge, Eindhoven Marathon champion Laban Mutai, former World Half Marathon champion Sally Chepyego and Toronto Marathon champion Philemon Rono.

He was taken on tour by Kipchoge before planting a tree at the facility where many visitors have been doing so to help enhance the good forest cover around the scenic camp.

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The Ambassador later joined Kipchoge and his training mates in a one-lap race at the camp.

Other athletes who graced the occasion included 1,500m Olympics champion Faith Chepng’etich, former 3,000m steeplechase world champion Hyvin Kiyeng, former two-time world champion in marathon Abel Kirui.

Kipchoge became the first human being to run the marathon under the mythical two hours during the 1:59 INEOS Challenge in Vienna, Austria in October. He finished the marathon in 1:59:40.

by nation.co.ke

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Body of MP’s brother found decomposing in his house

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Police in Migori have launched investigations into the mysterious death of the brother of Suna West MP Peter Masara.

The body of Michael Odhiambo, 43, was found on Wednesday evening in a rental house at Oruba village in Suna West Sub County.

Neighbours reported a foul smell emanating from the house to the police who arrived at the scene, broke into the house, and found the decomposing body laying on the bed.

The deceased was staying alone in Migori while the rest of his family members were at Gwasi in Homa Bay County.

“We got the information from a neighbor at around 5pm and quickly moved in to check what the matter was,” said Charles Ouma, the area assistant chief.Authorities have since launched investigations to establish the cause of death.“We are yet to establish what may have caused his death. The only thing we found in the house is a sanitizer,” he said.

According to Masara, his brother was suffering from TB. The body was collected transferred to Migori County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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Woman in court for taking Sh15m mortgage with forged signatures

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A senior manager with Mars Wringley’s company who allegedly faked a management consultant’s signature claiming he was her spouse and took out a mortgage for a Sh15 million property in Ngong is facing forgery.

Jane Muthoni Kariuki is accused of forging David Kimeli Mugun’s signature appended on a spousal consent mortgage application document presented to NCBA bank on November 4 last year.

She is accused of forging Mugun’s signature appearing on the document named Mugun as her spouse on November 4 last year with intent to deceive.

Mugun did not sign, and was not aware that Kariuki had listed him as her husband in the document he purportedly signed.

Kariuki was accused of faking Mugun’s signature with intent to deceive.

She is also accused of forging an advocate’s signature appended to the form.

The document is purported to have been signed by lawyer George Bwoyere of Akoto and Akotoa advocates on November 4 last year.

Kariuki is also accused of uttering a false document after she presented the spousal consent form to the bank falsely naming Mugun as her spouse.

She denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts.

By NN

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Did you feel the earth tremors reported in Nairobi, Mombasa?

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Earth tremors have been reported in parts of Nairobi and Mombasa on Wednesday evening but Kenya Meteorological Department has yet to confirm.

The tremor measured 5.9 on the Richter scale.

Kenyans living in parts of the capital city and the coastal area took to social media to report earth tremors around 8.15pm.

The tremor could be as a result of a 5.9 magnitude earthquake recorded in Kilindozi, Tanzania on Wednesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Similar tremors were felt in parts of Dar Es Salaam around the same time.

Some tweeps reported rattles in their house while others reported light shaking although the quake would not cause any damage at such distance.

According to Volcano Discovery, not many earthquakes of such size have occurred in recent history in this region as it is far from plate boundaries and major faults.

Seismic activity in east Africa is mostly related to the Eastern African Rift further to the east.

People near the epicentre reported that the quake came in two waves; first, there was “around 8 to 10 seconds of vibration and then a 2-second long shock.

So far, there are no reports of major damage or injuries, fortunately.

By NN

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