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Kipchoge breaks his own record, wins Berlin Marathon



Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has won the Berlin Marathon by setting a new record.

Kipchoge won the race in 2:01:09 over the gruelling 26.2 miles at the Berlin Marathon

He beat his own World record by 30 seconds. Mark Korir came in second at 2:05.

Kipchoge knackered the first half of the race in 59:51, almost a minute less than what he had asked for in his pace notes; 60:50.

He had gone through the first 5km in 14:14 and cleared 10km in 28:23, well within his 2018 World Record.

Eliud Kipchoge during the #BerlinMarathon on Sunday, September 25./NN

Eliud Kipchoge during the #BerlinMarathon on Sunday, September 25./NN

Victory in Berlin has given Kipchoge a record-equalling fourth win, putting him level with Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie.

Kipchoge spoke highly of the Berlin course saying he has great memories there. He finished four races at the course and he expressed excitement about running there again.

He won in 2015, 2017 and 2018 editions of the Berlin marathon and placed second in the 2013 edition.

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Several feared death after a storey building collapses in Kasarani



Several people are feared dead after a building collapsed in Seasons, Kasarani on Tuesday.

Most of those feared trapped in the debris are construction workers.

The seven-story building was under construction when it collapsed around 2.30 pm, according to witnesses.

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Man charged with beating up a pregnant wife



A man has been accused of causing grievous harm to his pregnant wife.

Dan Simiyu allegedly stepped on his wife’s abdomen, squeezed her throat and beat her up.

He was charged before Kibera chief magistrate Ann Mwangi, where he denied the charges.

He is said to have attacked Junicai Simiyu, his wife, whom he found relaxing on a chair in their house.

The court heard that the accused person asked the complainant why she had slept with the other men but she told him that it was not possible because she was pregnant.

He allegedly assaulted her and told her to pack and go with further instructions of terminating the said pregnancy.

She declined to follow his instructions.

The complainant was rescued by some of her neighbours who heard her crying for help. She was the rushed to the hospital.

The accused person was however released on Sh20,000 cash bail and the court directed that the matter be mentioned on November 21.

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The family of slain Langata woman cried foul claims there is attempt to temper with witness, intimidate them to defeat justice.



The family of a woman who was brutally murdered in Langata is now crying foul in the ongoing inquest case citing witness harassment, intimidation and an attempted to defeat justice.

Through their lawyers in the matter they told a Kibera magistrate that the police attempted to arrest some of the crucial witness a day to the hearing of the inquest case.

“Your honor there was an attempt to arrest some of our witness and have been harassed and intimidated, we pray this court to issue an order and give warning that will help our witness to have peace and testify in the matter,” said a lawyer.

Their lawyer said that already they are in the process of alluding their evidence before the court for justice to prevail.

Outside the court room Vanita N Seghani, mother through her relative said that it was justice that she wanted.

She said that justice should also prevail to the poor.

“We need justice to even the poor, my daughter was killed in unclear circumstances and what I need I justice,” she added.

Vanita was found dead in her apartment in Langata Mandir Flats on April 3.

Police said a postmortem done on the body concluded it was suicide but the matter is currently in court where an inquest is ongoing.

“She did not have any other bruises on her body to suggest someone beat her or forced the body where it was found. The autopsy concluded it was suicide,” Langata police boss of the time Benjamin Mwanzi said.

He said they are open to further investigations if there will be any other evidence to suggest to any other theory or motive.

The body of the woman was found hanging on a rope on the window of her house.

There was a stool next to the body, which police suspect she used to climb and reach a higher place to hang herself.

A pair of slippers was also at the scene. The body was cremated days after the incident.

The lawyer to the husbands however have disputed the allegations of witness tempering and urge the court to dismiss the wife’s family application.

the case proceeds on Tuesday.


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