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Articles by Charity Wanja


  • 16 Dec 2017
    The men's 10,000m winner David Bett. (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    Bett wins 10K, streaking Chebet claims women 5K

    The men's 10,000m was the highlight of the day as the third Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field meet came to end on Saturday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. The 2010 World Under-20 champion D...

  • 15 Dec 2017
    Chebet rules 10K at third AK Track and Field meet

    Chebet rules 10K at third AK Track and Field meet

    Emily Chebet claimed the women's 10,000m top honors at the third Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field weekend meeting held at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Chebet won the first tartan track com...

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Obiri, Manangoi crowned athletes of the year

    Obiri, Manangoi crowned athletes of the year

    World 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi and World champion Hellen Obiri got befitting rewards after they were on Thursday evening crowned AK Athletes of the Year at a glamorous gala night at a city hote...

  • 13 Dec 2017
    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017 ...

    Top athletes to be feted at AK Golden Gala

    The finest athletes on the land will battle it out for top honours at the Athletics Kenya (AK) Golden Gala awards on Thursday as the federation seeks to reward top athletes who stood out during the 20...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika celebrates her victory against Catherine Phiri ...

    Kenyatta to honour Zarika with State Commendation award

    President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday bestow the Head of State Commendation award to World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika at State House. Zarika is part...

  • 11 Dec 2017
    Kenya will take advantage as the host to field a total of five teams; three ...

    Kenya’s Kabaddi team relishing Iraqi test

    Kenya's Kabaddi team captain David Shilisia Musambayi believes that his side is ready for the invitational tournament that will hosted at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The thee day...

  • St. Cecilia Misikhu Girls lining up to play their rivals Tigoi Girls in the Nzoia ...

    Outstanding school talents nominated for Soya award

    Eleven school boys and girls have been nominated for the ‘Most Outstanding Player of the Year’ ahead of the 2017 edition of the Safaricom SOYA Awards. The six boys and five girls battling for t...

  • 10 Dec 2017
    Kenya's David Saruni competes in the 400m hurdles heats during the IAAF World Under-18 Championships ...

    Saruni out to make WU18 amends in Finland

    Team Kenya captain for the World Under 18 Championships David Saruni says he is targeting a podium finish during the World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. The 18 year old 400m hurdler suffe...

  • Mary Moraa photos competing during the Kisii Track and Field Meeting 4X400 (044) (PHOTO/Charity Wanja)

    Moraa elated by SOYA Most Promising Girl nomination

    The IAAF World Under 18 400m silver medallist Mary 'Kisii Express’ Moraa is over the moon following her nomination to the 2017 Safaricom Sports Personality for the Year Awards (SOYA) shortlist. ...

  • 07 Dec 2017
    Ferguson Rotich on his way to winning his men 800m semi final at the AK/...

    Commonwealth Games Trials advanced to February

    Trials for the 2018 Commonwealth Games have been pushed three weeks early and will now be held in February 16 and 17, Athletics Kenya (AK) has said. AK CEO Susan Kamau said a communication from the...

  • 05 Dec 2017
    Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario and Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei join award-winning athletes for ...

    AK to name Commonwealth and Marathon teams next year

    Athletics Kenya president Lieutenant General  Retired Jackson Tuwei has said that the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and the Commonwealth Games Marathon teams will be named early next year. ...

  • 04 Dec 2017
    Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa (R) flanked by Principal Secretary for Sports Kirimi ...

    Govt pledges Sh10m to Judo association for talent development

    The Ministry of Sports has pledged Sh 10 million to the Kenya Judo Association (KJA) for development of the sport,  as a result of their outstanding performance at the recently concluded second editi...

  • 02 Dec 2017
    Athletics Kenya (AK) President Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei (L) shake hand with Paul Mutwii, the ...

    AK considering postponing Eldoret meet

    Athletics Kenya (AK) vice-president Paul Mutwii says they are mulling pushing the fourth track and field meet to January next year. Machakos is set to be the next stop of the local series but with ...

  • (FILE)Ita Nao Leshan throws a javelin at the World Under- 18 Championship starts at the ...

    No shoe, no coach, no equipment but young Leshan soldiers on

    National under- 20 javelin champion Ita Nao Leshan defied all odds to make a podium finish on Saturday as the curtains came down on the second Athletics Kenya weekend meet in Nyanza South, Kisii Count...

  • 01 Dec 2017
    Dominic Ndigiti in action during the IAAF World Under 18 championships at the Kasarani Stadium in ...

    Ndigiti seeks coach after storming win at Kisii AK meet

    World Under-18 bronze medallist Dominic Ndigiti hopes to find a coach to hone his walk skills as he breezed to victory at the second Athletics Kenya (AK) track and field meet on Friday in Kisii County...

  • 29 Nov 2017
    Ochieng, who holds a black belt pointed out that his strongest opposition will be from ...

    Ochieng, Wanjiku out to shine in Judo Championship

    Carlos Ochieng and Hannah Wanjiku are determined to defend their titles in the second edition of the Eastern Africa Cadet and Junior Championships that will be held at the Kasarani Indoor Arena this ...

  • David Rudisha after winning the men 800m gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. PHOTO/AFP

    Kenya’s Olympic champion Rudisha in mourning

    Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha is bereaved. Rudisha, 28, who won gold in  800m at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games lost his younger sister, Harriet Rudisha to lung cancer on Saturday. “I...

  • 27 Nov 2017
    Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri (C) wins heat 1 in the women's 5000m athletics event at the 2017 ...

    Obiri, Moraa expected to take part in AK Kisii race

    Over 500 athletes are expected to grace the second Athletics Kenya (AK) Track and Field Competition to be hosted at the Kisii University,  Kisii County on Friday and Saturday. AK Nyanza South cha...

  • 26 Nov 2017
    Misoi, Chepchirchir win StanChart Marathon titles

    Misoi, Chepchirchir win StanChart Marathon titles

    Brimin Kipkorir Misoi and Celestine Chepchirchir are the champions of the 2017 Standard Chartered Marathon held in Nairobi on Sunday. Debutant Misoi braved a fall and took the men's race honors in ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Ronald Kipkemboi cuts the tape to win the 2016 Nairobi International Stanchart Marathon men's race on ...

    All systems go for Stanchart Marathon as Kipkorir aims at title

    Former Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon winner Joshua Kipkorir will looking forward to reclaiming his 2015 title on Sunday, as he expects a fierce battle for the top podium place against his broth...

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