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Articles by Charity Wanja


  • 22 Jul 2017
    Winner Kenya's Elijah Motonei Manangoi (R) celebrates with second-placed Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot (L) after the ...

    Manangoi has golden London dream after Monaco DL triumph

    Elijah Managoi brought his London dreams to closer focus as the World 1,500m silver medallist raced to glory at the IAAF Monaco Diamond League on Friday. Managoi set a meeting record and a world l...

  • 20 Jul 2017
    Three-time World champion Asbel Kiprop praised the joint initiative by Athletics Kenya and ADAK to ...

    Five Kenyan Olympic champs to grace Monaco DL

    A total of 12 Team Kenya athletes for the IAAF World Athletics championships will grace the Monaco Diamond league meeting before heading to the global showpiece to be held in London and due in a fortn...

  • Athlete Rita Jeptoo (centre) at a past function. PHOTO/File

    Rita Jeptoo testifies against coach Berardelli

    Disgraced marathoner Rita Jeptoo will continue her testimony mid September against her former Italian coach, Claudio Berardelli and co-accused assistant coach Daniel Cheribo Kiplangat and Doctor Steph...

  • 18 Jul 2017
    Team Kenya for mixed relay celebrate their win in the 4x400m mixed race during ...

    President Uhuru tributes Team Kenya after stellar WU18

    President Uhuru Kenyatta led the country in congratulating Team Kenya after an exemplary performance at the IAAF World Under 18 Championships that concluded on Sunday in Nairobi. Uhuru also thanked...

  • 16 Jul 2017
    Jackline Wambui and Lydia Jeruto fly the Kenyan flag after claiming a 1,2 finish in the ...

    Wambui wows, Barega spoils the Kenyan party at WU18

    It was a double victory for Kenya on the final day the World Under 18 Championships after harvesting two gold medals in the girls' 800m and the boys' 2000m steeplechase events on Sunday. Jackline W...

  • 15 Jul 2017
    Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila celebrates winning a silver medal in the boys 400m hurdles finals at ...

    Zazini rules as Mpoke clinches silver in 400m hurdles at WU18

    World youth record-holder in the boys' 400-metre hurdles Zazini Sokwakhana raced to the gold medal in his specialty as Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila gave Kenya her sixth medal at the 2017 IAAF World U...

  • Leonard Kipkemoi Bett (L) from Kenya and Girma Diriba from Ethiopia compete in 2000m steeplechase ...

    Coach Gikonyo fears over expectation laid on local WU18 stars

    Team Kenya Head Coach Gikonyo Friday raised fears the weight of expectation might be overburdening local athletes as he cited external interference for the mixed results posted by the hosts thus far. ...

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

    Disqualified Saruni urges on colleagues

    Despite bowing out of the of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships on Thursday, Team Kenya Captain David Saruni urged his colleagues to solider on without him. The second day of the global champion...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Women 5000m winner, Emmaculate Chelangat being interviewed by the press after running 15:44.2 at the National ...

    No regrets for Chepkirui despite 3000m gold miss

    Emmaculate Chepkirui bagged Kenya's first medal on the first day of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in the girls 3,000m flat finals. Chepkirui added the second silver medal in her cabinet and...

  • Manangoi, Kipkemboi in 1,500m final as U-18 champs kick-off

    Manangoi, Kipkemboi in 1,500m final as U-18 champs kick-off

    Kenyans Dominic Kipkemboi and George Manangoi qualified for the 1,500m final of the World Under-18 Championships as competition kicked off at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Wednesday...

  • 10 Jul 2017
    Women 5000m winner, Emmaculate Chelangat being interviewed by the press after running 15:44.2 at the National ...

    Chepkirui eyeing 3000m world record in U-18 championships

    Team Kenya for the World Under-18 Championships set to start this Wednesday at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani is ready to bag all the available medals, at the five day event. Accord...

  • 07 Jul 2017
    This photo shows the controversial billboard by IAAF that has attracted criticism by locals ahead ...

    Billboard sparks anger over ‘racist’ connotation

    Athletics enthusiasts are urging the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the IAAF World Under-18 Championship to pull down a controversial billboard advertising the competition set to kick-off on Wed...

  • 06 Jul 2017
    AK President, Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei. PHOTO/File

    AK rubbishes damning leaked ABP report on top athletes

    Athletics Kenya (AK) has urged athletes to ignore a report leaked by Fancy Bears hack team on Thursday morning, with several top track and filed athletes listed as being alleged to have cheated. ...

  • 05 Jul 2017
    Top Kenyans skip Lausanne Diamond League Leg

    Top Kenyans skip Lausanne Diamond League Leg

    Top Kenya athletes have withdrawn from the  Lausanne Diamond League leg  as the IAAF World Championships draws closer on August 4-13th. However, Moscow World Champion Eunice Sum is expected to put u...

  • 04 Jul 2017
    The Under-20 athletics team fresh from Alegeria after the continental championships on July 4, 2017. Photo/ Charity ...

    First Lady Kenyatta receives U-20 team from Algeria

    First Lady Margret Kenyatta led state and Athletics Kenya (AK) officials in receiving Team Kenya after a successful outing at the African U-20 Championships in Algeria. Team Kenya bagged a total of...

  • 03 Jul 2017
    Beatrice Chepkoech

    Rivalries electrify Paris Diamond League meeting

    The IAAF Diamond League season resumed after a two-week break in Paris, France on Saturday, as Olympics and World Champions graced the meeting. Joy and disappointments highlighted the women’s 3,...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario addressing journalists in Nairobi on August 25, 2016 when he disbanded ...

    Wario heads to IOC again for mediation talks

    For the second time in less than a year, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture Dr Hassan Wario will be traveling to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne-Switzerl...

  • 28 Jun 2017
    David Rudisha on his way to 800m victory in Doha (PHOTO/IAAF/Jiro Mochizuki)

    Rudisha to debut in 1000m as Kipruto pulls out

    Two-time Olympic 800m Champion David Rudisha joins five other Olympic gold medalist at the Ostrava Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Rudisha will ma...

  • 24 Jun 2017
    Kenya names provisional squad for World Championships

    Kenya names provisional squad for World Championships

    Kenya named a provisional team of 45 athletes for the IAAF World Athletics Championships slated for August 4-13 in London. A majority of the athletes who made it to Team Kenya were in the 2015 Beij...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Cyrus Ruto

    Top athletes grace World Championships trials

    Top Kenyan athletes graced the first day of the trails for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London slated for August 4th to 13th. Former World Cross Champion Agnes Jebet Tirop and Cyrus R...

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