When Nakuru hosted Formula 1 Motor Racing

From 1956 to the mid-1970s, Nakuru used to host a world-famous Formula 1 like motor-racing event at the present day Langalanga estate. Langalanga is derived from a Maa(sai) word langa langa which means going round and round. This perfectly described the movement of the race cars around the circuit. Before the motorsport came to Langalanga in Nakuru, it used to happen at another Langalanga in Gilgil. The place still carries the name from which the Nakuru circuit adopted the name. However, with the breakout of the emergency, and a fatal…

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Philip Waruinge – Nakuru most decorated boxer

Philip Waruinge

With two medals from the Olympics, three from the Commonwealth Games and two from the All African Games, Philip Waruinge might as well be Kenya’s best pugilists of all time. His most outstanding fight was in the 1968 Olympics where he won a Bronze medal. All who were watching the match felt he was unfairly denied the win and made their views felt by protesting and cheering him wildly. The judges, who could however not overturn their judgment, were forced to give him the Val Baker Trophy. Philip Waruinge is…

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Carl “Flash” Tundo – Nakuru’s top Rally Driver

Carl Flash Tundo is a Nakuru based rally driver whose father, Frank Tundo was also a rally driver. His first race was the Safari Rally in 1995 when he was 22 years old. His sister Natasha Tundo has also been a rally driver since 2015. To date, Carl Tundo has taken part in 90 races and emerged position one in 29 of those. His first win was in 2004 driving a Subaru Imprezza. His co-driver was Jessop Tim. He is the only Kenyan to have won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge…

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Nakuru MP on spot for trying to divert hospital project into stadium

A section of residents from Nakuru Town West have faulted area MP Samuel Arama over what they term is failure to involve them in crucial development agenda as enshrined in the constitution. Addressing media in Nakuru West on Tuesday, the residents led by Mr.Erick Ogada raised alarm over a move taken by the MP to divert hospital project into stadium. According to Ogada, the parcel of land that is adjacent to the area Deputy County Commissioner’s office was meant for the expansion of Kapkures Level 4 hospital but the legislator…

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Ampiva FC to represent Kabazi Ward in Governor’s Cup at Subukia Sub-county level

Ampiva FC are the giants in Kabazi Ward in matters football after beating Kabazi FC 2 -0 and will face it out with other teams in the battle for Subukia sub county tournament under the Governor’s Cup. Speaking after the Match played over the weekend at Solai Centre grounds, Ampiva FC Patron Sergeant Joseph Mwenda lauded his boys of the good performance. While attributing the good performance to discipline, Mwenda called on the government to ensure more priority at grass root level to nurture talents. Currently the team has no…

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Nakuru MP calls for more allocation towards sports and talents docket

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri  has appealed to the National government to set more funds towards nurturing talents among young people. Speaking over the weekend at Ahero grounds ,Maili tisa in Bahati during a football tournament sponsored by the Bahati National Government Development Fund-NGCDF,the legislator stated sports is the only way that can help address the challenges facing youths in society. While noting that the amount set aside for sports under the NGCDF kitty is too little,the legislator called on his fellow MPs to address the issue and ensure more…

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Kenyans on Twitter celebrate Dennis Oliech’s first goal after return to KPL

Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have heaped praises on Dennis Oliech after be scored his first goal after his return to the Kenya Premier League (KPL). The former Harambee Stars scored the winning goal putting his team, Goal Mahia ahead of Posta Rangers after a 2-1 score. The match was played at Kasarani Stadium where Dennis Oliech scored his first ever goal for Harambee Stars. Dennis Oliech first reaction after scoring his first goal for GOR MAHIA at Kasarani Stadium, Incidentally his first goal for Harambee Stars came at the same…

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Chager takes lead in 2018 East African safari classic rally

Mr. Baldev Chager and Ravi Soni are the winners this year’s East African Safari Classic rally. At position two were Tapio Laukkanen and Gavin Laurence driving a Porsche 911. The winners were driving a similar car. Baldev Chager took the lead at a race that concluded this Tuesday evening at Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru. Today marked the third and final day of the race that kicked off on Sunday. Sarova Woodlands Hotel was the starting point at 8AM. The third day of th race had three competitive stages covering…

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Sports Fund will help nurture talents- Belio Kipsang

Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang has reiterated the Government’s commitment towards nurturing sporting talents among youths through the Sports Fund. The PS was speaking on Monday during the official opening of the Copa Coca-Cola Africa under 16 soccer tournament games at Nakuru High school. Dr Belio Kipsang said the government is working on curriculum review to see to it that there is a focus on sports. The PS who is also a member of the sports Board added that sports and talent development was paramount in shaping the lives of…

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Meet Ms Njeri,a talented Nakuru female footballer

Keziah Wanjiru Njeri is a determined sports lady. When most young people are idling at Munanda trading centre in Kiambogo division of Gilgil Sub County, you will find Wanjiru busy playing football with men. Wanjiru who is a member of Shiners boys football club takes on his striker role will zeal despite being criticized by many especially women who find it awkward to play in a male dominated team . The 27 year old woman says she aspires to join a reputable team in order to advance her career. The…

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