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Another athlete passes on

Kenya athletics fraternity has been thrown into mourning as it lost another upcoming sprinter Elisha Kibich Yego who passed on yesterday night.

Kibich served under the National Police Service and he specialized in 100m and 200m races.

According to statistics from Athletics Kenya, Yego raced at the 2019 AK National Police Track and field Championships where he participated in the 100m and 200 races.

News reaching to us from reliable sources says he was ambushed in Laikipia while on duty by Pokot bandits.

Samuel Chebolei wins the Athletics Kenya National Cross Country championships

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) runner Joyce Chepkemoi and newly graduated Samuel Chebolei triumphed at the 10km races during the Athletics Kenya National Cross Country championships ran today at the Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County.

Chepkemoi, who has competed in various national championships won the women title in 34:00.0 followed by World 5,000m silver medalist Margaret Chelimo from National Police Service in 34:01.8 and two time world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol to third in 34:23.3.

Coming from North Rift Chebolei who has graduated into the senior ranks, won the men’s title 29:28.9 beating Western’s Kennedy Kiprop to second after timing 29:35.2 and Vincent Kiprotich from Central Rift coming third in 30:02.6.

Top five leaders

Men

  1. Samuel Chebolei                  (North Rift)   29:28.9
  2. Kennedy Kiprop                    (Western)        29:35.2
  3. Vincent Kiprotich                (Central Rift)  30:02.6
  4. Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli   (Central Rif)   30:08.5
  5. Edward Zakayo                    (North Rift)    30:13.3

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

  1. Joyce Chepkemoi           (KDF)              34:00.0
  2. Margaret Chelimo        (Police)            34:01.8
  3. Celliphine Chespol      (Prisons)         34:23.3
  4. Faith Cherono              (South Rift)    34:27.5
  5. Sandrafelis Chebet       (South Rift)   34:29.5

Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala joins the Kenya Police

Kenya’s sensational sprinter and Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala has joined the National Police Service (NPS).

The 25-year-old athlete a second-year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Nairobi rose to stardom in Lagos Nigeria where he clocked 10.01 seconds on 30th March 2021 at an athletic event dubbed the ‘Making of Champions (MOC) Grand Prix’ where he met the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The rugby-player-turned-sprinter warmed up hearts of Kenyans by clocking an impressive African best time of 9.77 seconds breaking the 9.85s record that had been set by Akuni Sembine from South Africa at the Kip-Keino Classics that was held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in September.

Omanyala was briefed on his new role this morning when he called on the Inspector General, Mr. Hilary Mutyambai at his Jogoo house office.

The Kenya National Record holder joins a pool of other elite athletes in the National Police Service including the likes of David Rudisha, Joshua Kamworor, Vivian Cheruiyot, Julius Yego, and the legendary Ezekiel Kemboi etc.

Speaking at the brief ceremony, Omanyala thanked the National Police Service and the Government for supporting talent and he promised to repay this kindness with success in the track events.

‘It is an honor to serve the National Police Service and I promise to give my best as an athlete,” he added, ‘I also understand that there is life after sprinting.”

The IG urged Omanyala to maintain his sporting discipline for him to utilize his full potential and at the same time deliver on his new role as a police athlete.

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Track down the person responsible for Agnes Tirop’s Death

President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans in mourning the sudden death of former world cross country champion Agnes Tirop.

The world 10km record holder was found dead in her house at the free-area in Iten, Egeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday morning. The athlete, who has dominated both track and road running was part of team kenya at the Olympic Games and finished 4th in the 5,000m in a race won by Netherland Sifan Hassan.

The president’s message of condolence and comfort to the family, friends, relatives, and the athletics fraternity, the President mourned Agnes as a Kenyan hero and champion whose death is a big blow to the country’s sporting ambitions and profile.

“It is unsettling, utterly unfortunate and very sad that we’ve lost a young and promising athlete who, at a young age of 25 years, she had brought our country so much glory through her exploits on the global athletics stage including in this year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she was part of the Kenyan team in Japan,” the President eulogized.

“It is even more painful that Agnes, a Kenyan hero by all measures, painfully lost her young life through a criminal act perpetuated by selfish and cowardly people,” the President said, and directed the police to hasten the search and apprehension of the athlete’s killers.

“I urge our law enforcement agencies led by the National Police Service to track down and apprehend the criminals responsible for the killing of Agnes so that they can face the full force of the law,” the Head of State directed.

The Head of State, who is out of the country on an official visit of the US, prayed for God’s grace and calm for the family, friends, relatives and supporters of Agnes Tirop as they come to terms with the athlete’s shocking death.

JOURNALISTS HONOUR OVERLOOKED CHAMPION KAMWOROR

After being overlooked for his exploits by the Kenya Police Service, three time World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor caught the eyes of journalists and was feted for bringing honour to the country.

The athlete who also doubles up as a track star was a recipient of the StarTmes/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality of the month award.

Kamworor was recognized for his exploits in long distance running and specifically the 2018 World Half Marathon championships in Valencia, Spain where he successfully defended his title for the third consecutive time.

A panel of Sports journalists settled on the 25-year-old as the month of March, 2018, Sports Personality in favour of four times Africa Rally Championships (ARC) champion motorsports ace Carl Tundo who sealed his fifth Safari Rally title.

Kamworor becomes the ninth recipient of the award given in partnership between the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya and pay tv company StarTimes.

Kamworor who is managed by Global Sports Communication based in Kaptagat Uasin Gishu County received a  42-inch digital television set and KSh100, 000 courtesy of StarTimes.

“I want to thank journalists for recognising me with this award and Kenyans who have supported me all these years but I am unhappy that my employer has never seen anything good in me,” also the 2017 New York City Marathon champion.

Despite winning the World Cross Country Championships and World Half Marathon Championships titles thrice, and the World Championships’ 10,000 metres silver once, Kamworor, nicknamed “Man of all Surfaces” for his prowess in the track, cross country and road running competitions, is disappointed that his employer, the National Police Service, is yet to recognize and appreciate him for the honour he has brought to the country and Police force.

Kamworor complained that he has competed for the National Police Service for many years but has never promoted him despite his achievements.

“My Kenya Police colleagues have been promoted several times yet I have achieved more than them. It’s not about the money, but a pat on back in recognition of someone’s effort,” said Kamworor.

“The monthly award is a modest token to show that efforts by our athletes do not go unnoticed which will motivate other up and coming sportsmen and women to excel in their respective fields,” said SJAK President Chris Mbaisi.

Kiprono Off to the Finals

National Police Service, Kiprono Kosgei, is set to compete for the finals tomorrow, 23rd of June 2018 after emerging a winner in the men’s 110 hurdle at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Stadium.

The 30 year-old cut the tape in 14:43 and will be facing Michael Musyoka (KDF) who came in second with 14:50, Kipkorir Rotich of Police of crossed the line in third place with 14:61.

“I am happy to represent Kenya to the Commonwealth Games, says Kiprono. The championships is going to be used  to select the team for Africa Senior Athletics Championships scheduled for August 1st -5th in Assaba, Nigeria.

Kiprono Kosgei is Athletics Kenya, National Police Service team that has a record of 13 medals with 5 Golds, 5 Silvers and 3 Bronze so far.