Nairobi, May 23 (IANS) Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot will not be able to defend her 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres titles at this year's Moscow World championships as she is expecting her first child. The runner said in a statement Wednesday that she felt it was "the right time to start a family" at the age of 29, reports Xinhua.
Nairobi, May 10 (IANS) Floods caused by heavy rains in Kenya since March have claimed the lives of at least 90 people and displaced more than 100,000 others, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said Friday. Kenya's coastal and western regions are among the worst hit.
Nairobi, May 9 (IANS) A fortnight before the London Olympics men's 1500m final, Kenya's Asbel Kiprop was literally on top of the world and was the man to beat at the quadrennial global showpiece in his speciality. On July 20, Kiprop's lanky legs motored to a career best 3:28.88 on the fast track of Monaco to set a blistering world lead to underline his favourite status going into the Games, reports Xinhua
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Four players were dropped from Kenya's squad preparing for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria here June 5. Assistant head coach James Nandwa said Tuesday four others were drafted in to fill the slots and confirmed that the foreign based contingent that will augment the final squad will be named this week, reports Xinhua. Tusker FC forward Ismail Dunga, Sofapaka midfielder David Owino and Thika United pair Daniel Mwaura and David Kingatua were dropped from the team.
Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Over ten Olympic champions will look to making a splash in the IAAF Diamond League race in Doha, Friday. Of course, many a time the glare of the super stars overshadows the rest of the field. The sparkle shines even brighter when an elite athlete confronts an equivalent powerful opponent.
Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) Kenya's former Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo is keen to bury the disappointment of finishing fourth in her 800m title defence in London as she targets to make the finals of the World Championships for the first time in Moscow. Jelimo, who was dethroned by Russia's Mariya Saminova last summer, is keen to make an impression at the biennial global showpiece after bombing out of the 2009 edition in Berlin at the semi-finals and missing out on Daegu altogether two years ago, reports Xinhua
Nairobi, May 2 (IANS) Having kept the Danish coaster -- M/V Leopard -- in their custody for two years, Somali pirates have released it along with six crew members, a Kenyan maritime official said Wednesday. The vessel which was captured in January 2011 was released Tuesday with the crew, reported Xinhua citing Seafarers' Union of Kenya secretary general Andrew Mwangura
Nairobi, April 30 (IANS) Olympics 800m champion David Rudisha and the World Indoor winner Pamela Jelimo have put their opponents on notice as they prepare to launch their season campaign here Friday. Jelimo, who was beaten to fourth place at the Olympics, is ruing her tactical mistakes and said she has learnt the hard way, reports Xinhua.
Nairobi, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan has become a leading importer of Kenya's goods in Asia region, reports Xinhua. Official data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) received Monday indicate that Kenya comes second to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), making it a crucial trading partner in East Africa. Kenya's main exports are food and beverages, which include coffee and tea
Nairobi, April 19 (IANS) Kenyan marathon runners Friday left for London buoyant about staging an excellent show during Sunday's race. The race comes in the backdrop of twin bomb blasts at the finish line of the Boston marathon, but London defending champion Wilson Kipsang is not worried about his safety as he prepares for the biggest race this year, reports Xinhua. "When you are running and you are thinking something like that can happen, you can't concentrate.