Running from murder and abuse in Kenya


Kenya’s running reputation has been tarnished after two female athletes were murdered.

Kenya is famous for some of the fastest runners in the world, but recently, with the murder of Damaris Muthee Mutua and Agnes Tirop, that reputation has been tarnished. Their partners are the main suspects in each case. Now, a fellow female athlete is trying to bring attention to gender violence amongst Kenya’s running elite. But is Kenya ready to hear what she has to say?

In this episode: 

Joan Chelimo, Kenyan mother, wife and athlete (@joan_chelimo)

Malcolm Webb, Senior Correspondent for Al Jazeera English TV, based in Nairobi, Kenya (@MalcolmWebb)

Ruth Bosibori, Kenyan gold medal runner


This episode was produced by Amy Walters, with Negin Owliaei, Ruby Zaman, Ney Alvarez, Alexandra Locke, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is the sound designer and Seth Samuel helped with this episode. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

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