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Kenya Power’s promise to Murkomen ahead of INEOS 1:59

Kenya Power has on Saturday morning listened to the plea of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

The power distributors had on Friday issued a notice on areas that will experience power outage ahead of the INEOS 1:59 challenge by Eliud Kipchoge.

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The area to be affected included the North Rift, Western Region and South Nyanza.

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On Friday Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addressed Kenya power saying they could not deny his people the right to watch the INEOS 1:59 challenge when Eliud Kipchoge was in fact training there.

“That’s not possible. @EliudKipchoge has been training in ELgeyo Marakwet which is the home of champions.

Elgeyo Marakwet is synonymous to Athletics. You can’t deny us, especially in Iten and environs the right to watch our heroes. Change your plans”

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His plea was however heard as he shared the good news with his people ahead of the race held in Vienna, Austria.

“Kenya power promises to hold the outage until @EliudKipchoge completes this great challenge @INEOS159. On behalf of the people of Elgeyo Marakwet, I say thank you!”

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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