Over the past several months, our country has been on the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
This ranges from rampant corruption, protests against foreign debts by citizens, to slow COVID vaccines rollout, and most recently, the exposé by CBS on how our youth are helping American students sail through their studies, by undertaking their assignments and tests.
The good news is that over the next few days, we are likely to redeem our image as a nation.
This is as the athletics segment of the 2020 Olympics kicks off in Tokyo.
As usual, we expect to shine specifically in long and short-distance races.
Already, our team has sailed through to the finals of the 3000 meters men steeplechase, with Abraham Kibiwott and Benjamin Kigen flying our flag high.
Let us take time to move away from social media politicking for a while, as we cheer our own forward.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Tokyo Olympics: Kibiwott, Kigen storm 3000m steeplechase final
The Kenyan duo of Benjamin Kigen and Abraham Kibiwott have on Friday morning secured their slots in the men’s 3000m steeplechase final in the Tokyo Olympics.
Kibiwott stormed to victory in the second heat when he clocked 8:12.25 ahead of Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale who finished second in 8:12.55 as Ahmed Abdelwahed of Italy who placed third in 8:12.17
Kigen was third in the first heat after clocking a season best of 8:10.80 in a race won by Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia (8:09.83).
Fresh troubles rock One Kenya Alliance
The One Kenya Alliance has been hit by fresh political turbulence that threatens its take-off as Kanu insists it is not yet ready to seal a deal with the outfit.
It also emerged ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi’s tough stance on being Oka’s 2022 presidential flag-bearer is complicating efforts to cobble together an alliance.
On Thursday, Kanu secretary general Nick Salat declared the Independence party will not be signing a deal with Oka principals anytime soon, exposing the intrigues roiling the fledgling outfit.
New Twist In Judge’s Cases As Muchelule Produces Crucial Evidence That Proves They Are Being Framed
It is no longer a secret President Uhuru’s government has been having troubles with Members of the judiciary especially after several unfavorable judgments involving Uhuru.
The president was even quoted at one time saying he will Revisit the judiciary.
A few days ago two High Court judges Andrew Muchelule and Said Chitembwe were arrested for corruption allegations.
How many medals do you think Team Kenya will bring home from the 2020 Olympics?