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Jebet, Obiri to lead World Championships team

World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Jebet and World 5,000m Hellen Obiri will fly the country's flag in 10,000m at the World Championships planned from September 28 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar.The last 200m was a battle of the two World Cross Country champions as Jebet edged...

Mwendwa drums up support for Harambee Stars coaches

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has urged the government and the private sector to support coach Francis Kimanzi with a view to realising the dream of taking Harambee Stars to the Fifa World Cup for the first time in 2022.Speaking on Tuesday in Nairobi during...

Stakeholders call for better sports facilities

Sports stakeholders on Monday urged the government to improve sports facilities in the country, saying the current state of stadiums is affecting the growth and development of football.Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) president Chris Mbaisi said it was heartbreaking to see players and clubs endure financial...

Gor’s opponents Aigle Noir set for arrival

Burundi champions Aigle Noir are expected in the country Wednesday afternoon ahead of the second leg match of 2019 Caf Champions League preliminaries against Gor Mahia on Sunday.Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda Tuesday confirmed that their opponents will arrive on Wednesday, adding that preparations for the match...

Kakamega sets the pace with Sh450m Bukhungu Stadium

Bukhungu Stadium has changed the face of Kakamega, thanks to Sh450 million investment by Kakamega County Government.Interestingly, the land on which Bukhungu Stadium sits was once an arena enclosed by iron sheets and hosted bull fighting episodes.In 1987, Bukhungu Stadium came to the limelight when it...

Obiri, Kamworor lead chase for World Championships ticket

A battle of titans is in the offing on Wednesday when Athletics Kenya selects it men and women’s 10,000m teams for the World Championships slated for September 28 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar.The women and men’s finals that will get underway at 8.30am and 9.10am respectively,...

Mixed results for Kenya in bowling championship

Kenyan men and women’s teams registered missed results against South Africa and Namibia as the Africa States Bowls Championships got underway at Nairobi Club and Karen Country Club on Tuesday.The men’s got off to a good start in the morning, beating South Africa 20-13 in pairs but...

Salah’s new stand on Afcon scandal divides Egyptians

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reignited heated views about a sexual harassment scandal involving his national team-mate Amr Warda in a CNN interview which aired Monday.After Salah sent controversial tweets that demanded the disgraced Warda be given a "second chance" during this year's Africa Cup...

Maguire throws weight behind Pogba after racist abuse

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire called on social media giants Twitter and Instagram to be more pro-active to stop "pathetic trolls" after teammate Paul Pogba became the latest player to suffer racist abuse online.Pogba was targeted after his penalty was saved in United's 1-1 draw at Wolves...

Kaya Tiwi, Laiser Hill book semi-final slots

Kenyan basketball sides Kaya Tiwi Secondary School and Laiser Hill Academy Tuesday made it to the semi-finals of this year's East Africa Secondary Schools Games.Kaya Tiwi secured a 76-45 victory over Nabisunsa Secondary School from Uganda at the St Constantine's International School grounds, while seven-time champions Laiser...

St Anthony’s, Itigo close in on semis

Kenya's football representatives St Anthony's Boys Secondary School and Itigo Girls High School Tuesday kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages on day five of the East Africa Secondary Schools Games.Kenyan champions St Anthony's bounced back from Monday's 1-0 loss to defending champions Buddo Secondary...

Can Thunder maintain top spot?

The battle for top spot in this year’s men’s basketball Premier League regular season took a new twist after Thunder rose to the summit at the weekend.Last Saturday, Thunder laboured to a 56-48 win over Strathmore University Blades in a nervy return leg match at Nyayo Gymnasium....

Expanded Safari Tour to start at Nyali

The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) Tuesday released dates for the 2019/20 Safari Tour Golf Series. The revamped series will now include 12 events across four East African countries; with seven events being held in Kenya, three in Uganda and one each in Rwanda and Tanzania.Commenting on...

Ailing Sarri could miss Juventus opener

Juventus begin their league campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions gamble on the veteran delivering another style of Serie A title.The Turin giants start their quest for a ninth consecutive title in Parma on Saturday but could be without Sarri...

Manchester United condemn racist abuse of Pogba

Manchester United said they "utterly condemn" the racist abuse their World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba received after he missed a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The 26-year-old Frenchman has missed four penalties since the start of last season - the most by a...

Colourful ceremony officially opens African Games

Morocco will be the meeting point for Africa’s sporting youth for the next 11 days after a colourful opening ceremony officially kicked off the 12th edition of African Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat on Monday. However, the 53,000-seater stadium was only half full despite...

‘My mother cried,’ Balotelli reveals on Serie A return

Mario Balotelli said on Monday he had "thought of nothing else" after receiving an offer from Brescia, the club in the city where he grew up."I chose Brescia because when their offer came in, I didn't think about anything else," the much-travelled striker said at his presentation...

Obama basketball jersey sells for Sh12 million

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for Sh 12 million ($120,000) , according to the Dallas auction house that sold it.The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou High School in Hawaii, where...

Francis Kimanzi ‘aims higher’ on Harambee Stars return

Francis Kimanzi aims to be the first ever coach to lead Kenya to a Fifa World Cup.He was unveiled on Tuesday as Harambee Stars coach and will be assisted by Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno who doubles up as coach of top-flight side Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC."We did...

Messi, Ibrahimovic nominated for Puskas award

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by Fifa for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019.There are...

Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba for Wolves draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolves after taking spot-kick duties from Marcus Rashford.Pogba wasted a chance to give United their second successive Premier League win when his penalty was saved by...

Manchester United held by Wolves

Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba's penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux on Monday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took the lead through Anthony Martial's second Premier League goal of the season in the first half.Ruben Neves hit...

USA, Norway, Australia to pace Kipchoge’s sub two-hour run

Kipchoge, 34, was just 26 seconds short of target in his previous attempt.

Kenya to host Africa Bowls Championships

Kenya men and women’s team are out to cash on the home advantage as they launch their quest for the Africa State Bowls Championships title starting Tuesday at Nairobi Club and Karen Country Club.The country is hosting the championships for the first time since 2011 with six...

Floodlit Narok Stadium offers hope for sports talent

It is 8pm and we are on a fact-finding mission on the state of stadiums in Narok County. As we drive into Narok town, bright lights from Narok Stadium catch our attention, and we head straight to the gate.We explain our mission to two guards manning...

Road to Doha begins at National Championships

World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet and Commonwealth 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo are among the top contenders in women’s 5,000m semi-final heats slated for Tuesday as the National Athletics Championships start at the Nyayo National Stadium.Also in contention in the women’s 5,000m semi-finals are the 2017...

Gor Mahia’s Onyango bags MVP award

Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season during the LG/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) awards held in Nairobi on Monday night. Onyango was also voted the Defender of the Year in the awards...

Kenyans dominate hockey as swimming delivers first gold

Nyamira Girls Secondary School hockey goalkeeper Ritah Opit Monday made a string of saves to help her side beat Lindi Secondary School from Tanzania 5-0 at St Constantine's International School grounds, as the East Africa Secondary Schools Games entered crucial stages.This happened as the other Kenyan...

Mogonga glide through unfamiliar East Africa waters

Debutants Mogonga PAG Secondary School and St Joseph's Kirandich Secondary School from Kenya Monday advanced to the semi-finals on day four of this year's East Africa Secondary Schools Games.While Mogonga proceeded in boys' volleyball, Kirandich booked their slot in girls' handball, both with one preliminary match left...
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Kenyan man VICTOR OKUMU jailed for 15 years in the UK for stealing Sh55 million jewelry (PHOTO)

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Singer Harmonize strongly denies claims he will vie for parliamentary seat in 2020

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Kenya wins race for non-permanent seat at UN Security Council

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