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Olympic Champion Jepchirchir wins LG Sports Personality of November

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Olympic marathon gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir has been named the LG Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality for the month of November.

Jepchirchir won the award after her sizzling performance in November, where she beat a seasoned deep field to win the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 39 seconds ahead of compatriot Viola Lagat.

To win the monthly award, Jepchirchir went home with a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence washing machine worth Ksh92,000 and a glittering trophy engraved with her name.

Jepchirchir, who was awarded by LG Corporates Communication Manager, Maureen Kemunto on Thursday morning at her home in Kapsabet beat top stars to the award like the men’s New York marathon winner, Albert Korir, Tennis sensational Angela Okutoyi, who won the 2021 Africa U-18 Championship and Rally champion Baldev Chager.

Other nominees were Kenya Sevens player Herman Humwa, Lucy Cheruiyot who won Mexico City Marathon and Perister Bosire who won gold in the over 78 kg division at the Dakar African Judo Open.

Speaking after receiving the award, a jolly Jepchirchir said the award will motivate her to a better season this year which will be headlined by the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

“I am so happy to be recognized by LG, I feel so honored, this is a big inspiration to me ahead of the busy season. This washing machine has come in handy and I thank LG and SJAK for that,” an elated Jepchirchir said.

“I am so happy I was even thinking of buying a washing machine, and here it has come. I have started preparations for the Boston Marathon, I know it is a tough course and race but I will do my best to be on the podium,” the Olympic Champion said.

She added, “I will be happy if I will be selected to represent my country at the World Athletics Championships in USA, Oregon.”

Kemunto said the company is glad to see a growing murmur of upcoming and talented young sportsmen and women across diverse disciplines, which is encouraging as it is a sign of the country’s diverse sporting heritage.

“We congratulate Jepchirchir and wish her well in future endeavors. I salute her for her achievements and making Kenya proud. The award celebrates talented Kenyan sportsmen and women for their accomplishments. This is an initiative of LG in East Africa in partnership with SJAK,” Kemunto stated.

Jepchirchir has been having a successful season, having won the Olympic marathon gold in Tokyo in August.

Her outstanding performance saw her honored with the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) during the Jahmhuri Day celebrations by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In addition to winning the Olympic gold in 2:27:20 on a sweltering day in Japan, she was the World Half Marathon Championships winner, running 1:05:16 in October 2020.

In December last year, she ran her marathon PB, 2:17:16, in winning the Valencia Marathon.

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Stivo’s Simple Boy Girlfriend Opens Up about Her Stepdad Defiling her

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Kibra’s finest Stivo Simple Boy girlfriend,Pritty Vishenwa has shared her traumatizing upbringing on her youtube channel.

Sharing to her youtube channel,Pritty stated that her parents broke up and separated in 2012.Later on, her mother remarried in 2013 and things took a twist turn and became worse.

Pritty put out on her video how he was defiled by her stepdad leaving her traumatized.

His stepdad would wake up at 2 am and touch her inappropriately.She would scream and tell her mom but all fell on deaf ears.

She added,her stepdad would threaten her back in standard four in case she tells anyone of what he does.Pritty said she would go to her grandmother’s place and spend nights there.

Pritty disclosed to her mother on how her dad was defiling her.”She cried so much. She confronted my stepdad and he denied, claiming I was trying to break their marriage,” she recalled.

She added that her mother was so hardworking and would wash clothes for people to pay bills and provide for his husband and four kids.

One day Pritty confronted her stepdad why he was not helping his mother work and pay bills.His stepdad beat her.

Her mother decided to walk out of the draining marriage and left with her kids.

“That was the day I rested. I felt at peace. We started a new life and everything was okay despite my mom struggling,” she concluded.

 

 

 

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Rauka Host and Gospel Artiste Kambua Quits Citizen TV

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The renowned artiste and entertainer left her fans stunned after disclosing she was hosting her final episode of the Rauka TV show.

She thanked everyone who was part of her success.She thanked all the Rauka audience for loving and welcoming her to their abodes.

Kambua also thanked the Royal Media Society for their continuing support including the chairman S. K. Macharia, managing director Wachira Waruru, her producers and those who also directed the show.

She thanked the studio crew who toured with her to minister at different places.She was also grateful to the security guards and her family members.

“I cannot fail to thank my family who have supported me, my husband Jackson, my son Nathaniel, who have allowed me to be away every Sunday morning thank you. My parents from both sides thank you, my siblings, my friends, I love you so much,” she said.

She has been  Rauka host for 12 years now and decided to quit.

The Bambika team, including Timeless Noel, DJ Gee Gee and Laura Karwirwa, also presented Kambua with farewell gifts, including a cake, painting and flowers.

Kambua was moved to tears as the Bambika team shared memories of her over the years.

Kambua said life was about seasons and she took a bow and said goodbye to everyone.

 

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Nairobi:PEFA Church To Be Sued Over Noise Pollution

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The Kenya Society has been receiving several complaints about noise pollution caused by PEFA church located in Saika,along Kangundo road.

The church was generating noise on Fridays nights during ‘keshas’ and sunday’s mornings.

On Saturday,January 15,the Kenya Society president,Harrison Mumia gave the church a 14 days ultimatum to reduce the noise.

The church was to face risk allegation failure to comply with the terms.

Bishop John Okinda and pastor Alex Wanyonyi received a letter from Atheists in Kenya Society.”The loud noise that emanates from ​PEFA​ church is intolerable to a lot of residents living near it,”it stated.

Earlier on,the non-believers wrote to National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),demanding closure of noisy places of worship.

The organization received a statement saying that Kenyans were complaining that the noise from places of worship were a nuisance to their peace especially at night.

 

 

 

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