Hellen Obiri Wins the Manchester Great Run.

Double Olympic Games 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Onsando Obiri won the Manchester Great run held today.

Fresh from finishing second at the Bengaluru half marathon, the double world 5,000m champion won the race 30:15 beating home girl Eilish Mccolgan to second in 30:19 as reigning world marathon champion Ruth Chepng’etich completed the podium timing 30:29.

New Zealand’s Jake Robertson won the men’s title in 28:06 ahead of Australia’s Jack Rayner (28:16) and Antonio Abadaia (28:22).

Rigathi Gachagua,Mike Sonko,Anne Waiguru and Babu Owino Should not Be Cleared to Vie,Integrity Alliance Tells IEBC.

Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua and Mombasa governorship hopeful Mike Sonko are among the leaders the National Integrity Alliance (NIA) has ‘red-carded’ from contesting in the August polls.

The leaders were announced on Sunday as part of this year’s NIA Red Card Campaign which aims to bar individuals with ‘questionable’ integrity from being elected into public office in the General Election.

Rigathi and Sonko join Kiringaga Governor Ann Waiguru, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, former Nairobi MP Evans Kidero, as well as Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi who have all been flagged.

​​“We have been closely monitoring key developments in regard to the enforcement of Chapter 6 of the Constitution on leadership and integrity. With the 9 th August 2022 general elections drawing closer, we note that various political formations have nominated candidates to vie for elective seats, and various individuals have also presented themselves to contest as independent candidates,” NIA said in a statement.

“Regrettably a number of these political aspirants have tainted integrity.” 

NIA said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision (IEBC) should not clear Rigathi to run for the deputy president’s office because he is implicated in graft, resulting in action by the Assets and Recovery Authority freezing accounts with approx. Ksh. 200 million in unexplained assets.

They also cited ​​his charges of Conspiracy to defraud County Government of Nyeri and fraudulent acquisition of public property.

Body of Missing Woman Found Dead in Her Rented House.

Police in Baringo County are investigating an incident at Kaprogonya estate where a middle aged woman’s body was found dead in her rented house.

The woman had gone missing, only for her body to be spotted dead on Saturday in her rented house in Kapropita, Baringo Central, with visible injuries. 

According to neighbors, she was last seen with a man who used to frequent her house last week before she went missing. 

A Man’s Body Dumped Along the Roadside in Murang’a County.

Residents of Kongoini village in Kiharu,Murang’a county are shocked after finding unidentified man’s body dumped by the roadside.

According to Mukuyu area chief Adams Kariuki,the unidentified body was unclothed and was on one shoe.

Mukuyu said the body seemed to be dumped in the area from elsewhere since the man was not recognizable.

“I was called early Sunday morning some minutes to 7am, where I was told about a body that had been discovered dumped by the road,” Chief Kariuki said.

“He was naked save for his underwear and one shoe, we suspect he was dumped from elsewhere as he is not recognisable as a person from this region.” 

Simon Njoroge a resident of Kongoini was the first to see the body while he was on his way to the shopping center around 6:20am and reported to the area chief.

“I saw what looked like a body in a ditch on the side of the road, I then saw another man who was walking nearby and he confirmed that it was a body,” Njoroge said.

Residents who live along the roadside where the body was dumped said that they heard a vehicle roaming around on the wee hours of Sunday morning.