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Video: 1972 Olympic final: Philip Waruinge vs Boris Kuznetov

In the 1972 Olympics, Philip Waruinge faced off with Boris Kuznetov of the Soviet Union. He would lose in a split decision (3-2). A creditable performance considering that he was fighting against a product of the Soviet program that is … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2017 World Athletics

Background The 2017 IAAF World Championships were held from 4 to 13 August at London Stadium in London, UK. Kenya finished second in the medal table with 11 medals: 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. 1500m: Managoi and Cheruiyot … Continue reading

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Kenya boxing at the 2019 All Africa games

Shaffi Bakari Kenya sent a team of 12 boxers to the 2019 All Africa games. 8 men and 4 women. In total, Kenya won 5 medals, 1 silver and 4 bronze. This was an improvement from 2015 when Kenya won … Continue reading

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Mibali Basala Attention by Josky Kiambukuta & TPOK Jazz (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction The song Mibali Basala Attention which translates to “Men beware”, was composed by Josky Kiambukuta around 1990. It was on Face B of the Chandra album and was one of the first albums released following the passing of Franco … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2019 Africa Nations cup

Qualification Kenya’s qualification campaign started on a sour note when they lost 2-1 to Sierra Leone in Freetown. Kenya were reduced to 10 men in the first half when Brian Mandela was sent off for a rash challenge. Sierra Leone … Continue reading

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Prehistoric herbivore fossils found in Kenya

Prodeinotherium Prodeinotherium was a genus of Proboscidean that existed during the late Miocene. It belongs to the Family Deinotheridae which is made of Proboscideans with downward facing tusks. The species found in Kenya is Prodeinotherium hobleyi which was the first … Continue reading

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Fossils of prehistoric predators found in Kenya

Simbakubwa Kutokaafrika The name Simbakubwa Kutokaafrika literally Large Lion from Africa in the Kiswahili language. The fossils were originally found between 1978 and 1980 at Meswa Bridge in Kisumu county. The fossils were sitting unstudied in a drawer at the … Continue reading

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2019 Dusit Complex Attack

On January 15 2019, 5 terrorists linked to Al Shabaab, stormed the Dusit Complex that is located in the Riverside section of Nairobi. They then went on a terror spree that included use of greenades, a suicide bomber and shooting … Continue reading

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La vie des hommes by Franco (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction This song was released in 1986 as part of an album celebrating the 30th anniversary of the formation of TPOK Jazz. The album was labeled 30 Ans du success and had two other songs: Ida and Celio. Franco is … Continue reading

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Obiri wins epic battle against Sifan

Hellen Obiri may be the world champion in the 5000m but she was made to work by a determined Dutch-woman Sifan Hassan at the Diamond League race in Zurich. With a lap to go, there were seven women in the … Continue reading

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