10 December 2012

Kenya: Ndungu and Murage Top Nairobi's IEBC Race

Martin Ndungu and Jane Murage are the winners of the Nairobi edition of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) road race held at Makongeni play grounds yesterday.

Ndungu clocked 30:00.3 while Murage topped the women's race in a time of 34:11. 3 to win the Sh40,000 cash prize respectively. Ndungu was closely followed by Jackson Limo who timed 30:01.6 while Abraham Rotich took the last podium finish in a time of 30:03.8. Hosea Wailel and Lazarus Mutinda clocked 30:11.6 and 30:13.7 to take the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Joan Rotich was second in the women's race in a time of 34:19.3 with Millicent Gathoni also finishing on the podium in 34:28.5. Pauline Muchiri finished fourth 35:13.0 with Lucia Mutia coming home fifth in 35:19.4.

Martin Ndungu won the boys 5km race in a time of 15:48.4 followed by James Maina 15:50.6 while Cyrus Kingori took the last podium finish in 15:53.2. Joseph Kamathi and John Macharia were fourth and fifth in 15:54.7 and 15:57.3 respectively.

Joseph Wanjiku won the girls 5km run in 17:23.3. Mary Mwaniki was second in 17:31.5 followed by Margaret Kariuki (17:39.0), Judy Chebet (17:44.2) and Alice Muthoni (17:5.6) to complete the first five slots.

Julius Rotich won the 40 years and over men's race in a time of 17:27.6 followed by Christopher Romo (17:30.4), Joseph Kamau (17:41.6), Stephen Kihara (18:00.6) and William Makut (18:11.7) in the first five positions respectively.

Alice Mureithi won the women's 40 years and above race, clocking 21:50.0, Alice Mbuyu was second in 32:42.5 while Nancy Kataka, Margaret Mutiyo and Leah Atieno were third, fourth and fifth in 24:13.5, 24:25.2 and 2542.0 respectively.

The race, dubbed Tuko Mbio na Kura is one of the countrywide events that the IEBC has organized as they seek to sensitize Kenyans on the essence of registering as a voter and eventually taking part in the March 4, 2013 general elections.

Runners are required to show they voting cards to be allowed to register for the race. The event now moves to Mombasa and Eldoret next weekend.

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