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  • Olympic champion Kemboi beaten at Kenyan trials July 13, 2013

    Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi was beaten by teenager Conseslus Kipruto at the Kenyan trials for the world athletics championships on Saturday but still made the team for Moscow next month. Teenager Kipruto, who won gold medals at the 2011 world youth championships in Lille, France, and the world...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger June 9, 2013

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 30 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's topranked team in...
  • Suspected killer of British soldier was arrested in Kenya May 26, 2013

    London: One of two men arrested over the murder of a British soldier in a London street was detained in Kenya in 2010 on suspicion of seeking to train with an al Qaedalinked group in Somalia, Kenyan police said on Sunday. Confirmation that Michael Adebolajo was held in Kenya and deported...
  • Kenyatta wins Kenya election, Odinga to contest result March 10, 2013

    Nairobi: Raila Odinga, beaten by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya's presidential election, said on Saturday that his party would contest the results in court, alleging "massive tampering" of the March 4 vote. But the outgoing prime minister also called for all Kenyans to respect the rule of law and to look upon...
  • Kenyan election heads to nail-biting finish March 8, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya's presidential race tightened on Friday as Uhuru Kenyatta's lead slipped to a level that could mean there is no outright winner and open the way for a tense, second round run-off against his main rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Kenyatta, 51, the deputy prime minister, who is due...
  • Uhuru Kenyatta takes early lead as Kenya counts votes March 5, 2013

    Nairobi: Uhuru Kenyatta had an early edge as Kenya continued the count on Tuesday in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people. Kenyans, who waited patiently in long lines, hope the vote will restore the nation's image as...
  • Polls begin in Kenya amid fears of violence March 4, 2013

    Nairobi: Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn as polls opened on Monday for hard-fought elections, hours after several policemen were killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa. The elections are the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago in which over 1,100 people...
  • ICC announces squads for WCL Championship March 1, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the squads for six of the eight teams to play in the fifth round of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6. In the first fixture, Afghanistan will face Scotland...
  • Charge your mobile phone with hot water February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While researchers are busy finding newer sources of energy and ways of harvesting it, Ryan Johnstone, an independent inventor based in Nairobi, Kenya, has invented a solution that could help mobile phone users charge their devices with just the power of hot water. Ryan has developed the Bottle...
  • Kenya to bid for 2019 Africa Nations Cup December 7, 2012

    Nairobi: Kenya will bid to host the 2019 Africa Nations Cup with the country eyeing the 2015 Africa Under17 football championships as the event to showcase the nation's capability of staging a world class tournament. This was disclosed by Sports Minister, Ababu Namwamba, when he hosted his first round table...
  • Poll fever hits Kenya, Obama's village roots for blue November 6, 2012

    American election fever is running high in Kenya too. CNN's David McKenzie visited the village of Kogelo where Barack Obama's father was born. On the eve of the US presidential election, everyone is wondering which state will move into the blue which will move into the red, but the remote...
  • Has Govt forgotten about the sailors held hostage by pirates? October 1, 2012

    For over two years, 57yearold TB Unnikrishan has been among the seven Indian sailors held by Somalian pirates. On September 28, 2010, their ship, Asphalt Venture, was hijacked while sailing from Kenya to Durban. ...
  • Delhi Half Marathon: Kenya's Edwin wins Men's category September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Kenya's Edwin Kipyego won the men's elite section in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday. In the women's category, Ethiopia's Yimer Wude came out on top. Meanwhile, among the Indian participants, Rahul Kumar Pal finished on top in the men's category, while Sudha Singh won in the...
  • Brown takes temporary charge of Kenya September 8, 2012

    Nairobi: Former Zimbabwean cricket coach Robin Brown has taken temporary charge of Kenya to prepare for this month's ICC Intercontinental Cup and two oneday series in Namibia, officials said. Brown, who was appointed the country's head of cricket development in May, fills the position left vacant after Mike Hesson quit...
  • Kenya's Rudisha wins 800m in world record time August 10, 2012

    London: David Rudisha predicted a world record and delivered with an overpowering show of frontrunning to win the Olympic 800meter title. When many were hoping that Usain Bolt would set such a mark in the 200 later Thursday, the Kenyan stole some of the Jamaican sprinter's thunder at the beginning of...
  • Kemboi wins 3,000m gold in steeplechase August 6, 2012

    London: Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won Olympic gold in the 3,000 metres steeplechase on Sunday after defending champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto tripped up in the penultimate back straight. Kemboi, 30, a former world champion, stormed home in eight minutes, 18.56 seconds. Frenchman Mahiedine MekhissiBenabbad, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 8:19.08, with another...
  • KenyaNamibia ties shifted to Mombasa June 4, 2012

    Johannesburg: The International Cricket Council moved Kenya's Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia to the coastal town of Mombasa on Monday because of security fears in Nairobi. The ICC said the fourday match and two 50over games had been moved out of the Kenyan capital and were postponed from June until late...
  • PakKenya WC 2011 match under fixing cloud May 24, 2012

    London: Cricket Kenya have confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into alleged spotfixing by a Kenya player during a 2011 World Cup pool match against Pakistan. Kenya bowled a recordequaling 37 wides in that match in Hambantota en route to a 205run hammering. Tom Sears,...
  • Hesson left Kenya job amid security concerns May 18, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealander Mike Hesson says he quit as Kenya's national cricket coach after his family were victims of an attempted carjacking. Hesson, who returned to New Zealand earlier this month, told Radio Sport on Friday that the carjacking was the last in a series of events which had caused...
  • ICC postpones KenyaNamibia matches May 16, 2012

    Nairobi: Intercontinental Cup matches between Kenya and Namibia in Nairobi were postponed by cricket's governing body on Wednesday because of security concerns. The International Cricket Council said "the ongoing and changing" security situation in Kenya had led to delays in making a security assessment, and the fourday and 50over games were...
  • Kenyan player under investigation by ICC May 15, 2012

    Nairobi: A former Kenyan player is under investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for interfering with matches, Tom Sears, the outgoing Cricket Kenya chief executive officer has said. "Everything will come to light when the ICC finishes its investigations. I cannot give you the name now," said Sears alongside the...
  • Kenya cricket coach Mike Hesson resigns May 7, 2012

    Nairobi: Kenya coach Mike Hesson resigned on Monday only ten months into his twoyear contract citing security concerns, Cricket Kenya (CK) officials said. The 37yearold New Zealander, who took over from West Indian Eldine Baptiste in July 2011, said he was giving up the role "due to a number of...
  • African teams out to impress in WC qualifiers March 12, 2012

    Dubai: Making their first appearance the Twenty20 World Cup cricket qualifying tournament, Uganda are hoping to prove there is more to cricket in Africa than South Africa and Zimbabwe. The 10thseeded Ugandans are joined by Kenya and Namibia in the 16team tournament starting Tuesday. The African teams are likely to face...
  • Kenyan Tanmay Mishra relishes IPL challenge February 29, 2012

    Nairobi: Middleorder Kenyan batsman Tanmay Mishra believes it is every cricketer's dream to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League which continues to attract the bigname stars. The Indiaborn, 25yearold Mishra will become the first Kenyan player to feature in the league when he joins the Hyderabadbased franchise Deccan Chargers for...
  • Urgent tweet in Kenya village: Help, sheep missing February 15, 2012

    Lanet Umoja: When the chief in a western Kenyan village received an urgent call that thugs were invading a school teacher's home, he sent a message on Twitter. Within minutes residents in this village of stone houses gathered outside the home, and the thugs fled. The tweet from Chief Francis Kariuki...
  • Wickets tumble in KenyaIreland match February 12, 2012

    Mombasa: Ireland was 812 at stumps in its second innings on the first day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya on Sunday as both teams were bowled out cheaply at Mombasa Sports Club. Ireland led by 47 runs after it was skittled for 75 in just 33.5 overs after...
  • Kenya's Moiben, Ethiopia's Abeyo win Mumbai Marathon January 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Kenya's Laban Moiben on Sunday bagged the winner's title in the 42 km men's category at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 while Ethiopia's Netsanet Abeyo emerged on top in the women's category. A close second in the men's title was Raji Assefa of Ethiopia. The third position was bagged...
  • Ethiopia's Lelisa wins Delhi Half Marathon November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in the men's elite category with a timing of 59:29 minutes on Sunday. Kenya's Lucy Kabuu grabbed the women's title with a timing of 67:04 minutes. This is the seventh edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and in all,...
  • Somali militants threaten suicide attacks in Kenya October 18, 2011

    Mogadishu: Somali militants on Monday threatened to bring down Nairobi skyscrapers after Kenya sent hundreds of troops into Somalia. The threat emanated from the same lawless country in which the alQaida masterminds behind 1998 bombings of two US embassies sought refuge. The Kenyan invasion comes at a time when alShabab has...
  • Nobel laureate Maathai's death mourned September 26, 2011

    Nairobi: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday mourned the death of Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer here Sunday night. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, becoming the first environmentalist and the first African woman to receive the honour. The 71yearold activist was founder of Kenya's...