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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Hunched over the kitchen table in an East Baltimore row home, E'Lexus Cole carefully arranged photographs of David Mbugua into a collage. It was important that she get the close-up photo, the one with him wearing a black knit hat, in the middle. Everyone agreed it was the best. One photo was separated from the others - a tiny thumbnail, which was being held in the hand of Mbugua's 18-month-old son, David Jr. David Jr. gazed at the picture. His family is unsure whether he understands that his father is dead.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Hunched over the kitchen table in an East Baltimore row home, E'Lexus Cole carefully arranged photographs of David Mbugua into a collage. It was important that she get the close-up photo, the one with him wearing a black knit hat, in the middle. Everyone agreed it was the best. One photo was separated from the others - a tiny thumbnail, which was being held in the hand of Mbugua's 18-month-old son, David Jr. David Jr. gazed at the picture. His family is unsure whether he understands that his father is dead.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's international studies school, eight months pregnant, was among dozens killed in the weekend massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall. Elif Yavuz, 33, who earned her graduate degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in 2004, was killed along with her husband, architect Ross Langdon, according to media reports. Gunmen stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi on Saturday, and were still locked in a standoff with Kenyan forces by Monday.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a Baltimore federal courtroom to seven years in prison on the charge of destroying records he thought could be used in a terrorism investigation. The case tested the limits of federal terrorism laws, as prosecution and defense took fundamentally different views of whether Baxam's effort to join the group in 2011 amounted to an attempt to help a terrorist group.
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By Joel McCord | September 2, 1991
Back home in Kenya, Michael Werikhe is a security supervisor for an automobile assembly plant, but he is better known as "The Rhino Man," a global crusader to save the endangered black rhinoceros.For nearly a decade, Mr. Werikhe has hiked thousands of miles across Africa and Europe to alert people to the plight of the rhinoceros and to raise money for its conservation.Now Mr. Werikhe is coming to the end of a 32-city, 1,500-mile trek across North America in an effort to raise $2 million for the project.
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By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Contributing Writer | April 20, 1993
BOSTON -- It wasn't surprising that a Kenyan won the 97th running of the Boston Marathon yesterday. The shock was that the man from Kenya with the gold medal dangling from his neck and wreath wrapped around his head was not defending champion Ibrahim Hussein, Benson Maysa or even Boniface Merande.All were considered contenders this year, and all hail from Kenya.Yet it was another Kenyan, 23-year-old Cosmas N'Deti, who passed leader Lucketz Swartbooi of Namibia at the 24-mile mark and kept going, crossing the finish line first.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | June 26, 1991
Curry, coriander, cardamom and a -- of honey flavored a buffet out of Africa here Saturday.With pinches of spices unfamiliar to many American palates, the New Windsor Service Center's chefs created Kenyan cuisine to kick off the first of its monthly International Fare Days."
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Staff Writer | April 21, 1992
BOSTON -- With a little more than five miles remaining in the 96th Boston Marathon yesterday, defending champion Ibrahim Hussein and a steeplechaser from his home country of Kenya, Boniface Merende, had shaken perennial runner-up Juma Ikangaa.Hussein, a veteran, signaled for Merende to move up and help with the pace. Merende balked, figuring if it came down to a sprint, he would have the advantage. After all, Hussein hadn't been on the track in five years.That's when Hussein took off up the last of the three mounds known as Heartbreak Hill and closed out his third Boston Marathon victory in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 14 seconds.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 21, 1998
BOSTON -- Moses Tanui was worried about the downhill parts of the course, and indeed he dropped almost 300 yards behind the leaders during one such stretch. Fatuma Roba was worried about the pain in her right leg that forced her to curtail her training the past three weeks.Those worries disappeared yesterday in the 102nd annual Boston Marathon, America's most storied road race. Tanui won in a dogfight, and Roba won in a runaway. He won for the second time in three years, she for the second consecutive year.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | October 14, 2005
A bed in Connecticut was too comfortable, so Omea Peter will tour Baltimore. Brian Jackson is here, despite little rest since Hurricane Katrina forced him out of his Louisiana home. They cover the gamut of professionals and reformed joggers who are entered in the fifth annual Baltimore Running Festival, which takes off from Camden Yards tomorrow morning. They're among the some 3,200 who will traipse 26 miles, 385 yards up boulevards, through neighborhoods and around the perimeter of Fort McHenry in the featured marathon.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's international studies school, eight months pregnant, was among dozens killed in the weekend massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall. Elif Yavuz, 33, who earned her graduate degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in 2004, was killed along with her husband, architect Ross Langdon, according to media reports. Gunmen stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi on Saturday, and were still locked in a standoff with Kenyan forces by Monday.
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By Jill Zarend-Kubatko, For The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Two Arundel High School graduates who are headed off to college this fall have an unusual achievement to add to their resumes. In order to raise money for an online book club for students in Kenya, they held a school-wide Quidditch match, complete with broomsticks. Quidditch, of the "Harry Potter" book series, may be fictional, but the computers and Internet access that the Kenyan students received as part of the Kenya Venture are very real. The project came about when Aashi Parikh, 18, attended an Ashoka Youth Venture global citizenship conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington in 2011 and a Vital Voices Global Partnership conference that same year.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Out on bail after being caught on tape beating the elderly man she had been hired to care for, Anastacia Oluoch boarded a plane at Dulles International Airport, police said, and fled home to Kenya via Italy and Ethiopia. More than five years later and after an international search, Oluoch was again brought before a Baltimore judge Tuesday, brought to trial through the first ever international extradition by the Baltimore Police Department. She pleaded guilty to abusing 90-year-old John Taylor and was sentenced to six years in prison.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK -- The college 5K race was ending too soon for University of Maryland freshman Kikanae Punyua. He summoned his legs to stride faster but felt instead an unnerving sense of fatigue - a vulnerability unfamiliar to a 20-year-old who had rarely confronted limits to his athletic promise. Punyua's loping stride was giving way to strain and resignation. Two-thirds of the way through his early-evening heat, the Kenyan-born runner veered off William and Mary's red track at April's Colonial Relays.
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December 16, 2011
I wanted to thank the North County News and Pat Van den Beemt for the wonderful article she wrote about Caring for Kids of Kenya. I would also like to thank Dotty and Jeffrey Pitts who have sponsored Justin through his high school years and now in college. Dotty was actually the one who spotted Justin on my first visit to an orphanage. She was so taken with the children she has returned to Kenya twice to visit the orphanage. Caring for Kids has been very lucky to have such generous sponsors helping to keep many orphans in school and giving these children who have lost everything a reason to live.
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By Michael Hill | October 24, 2011
- As the small plane entered the pattern to land at this town on the eastern edge of Kenya, the view from the window was of miles and miles of scrubby landscape, low trees and bushes almost the same brown color as the sandy earth beneath them. Hardly noticeable were the small buildings and many tents that have put this place on the international map. They were covered with the ubiquitous brown dust that would soon blow in my face as I stepped onto the tarmac. Dadaab has become host to one of the largest refugee populations in the world.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2004
On a day not conducive to breaking records, John Itati and Ramilia Burangulova set race marks in the Baltimore Marathon yesterday. With winds out of the west gusting up to 35 mph during the fourth annual Baltimore Running Festival, Itati - a 30-year-old Kenyan who lives in Washington - finished the 26-mile, 385-yard race in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 51 seconds - 2:52 faster than the record Erick Kimaiyo set in 2002. In the women's division, Burangulova - a 43-year-old Russian - crossed the finish line at M&T Bank Stadium in 2:40:21.
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By Dan Berger | March 26, 2001
Parris becomes university chancellor. Kathleen ascends to governor, then runs unopposed for a full term. There's your campaign finance reform. The only thing worse than asking lawyers to rate their colleagues' fitness for the bench is not asking them. Puncturing the long-held theory that the mother of us all lived in Ethiopia, Kenyan scientists have demonstrated that she was Kenyan. Be patriotic. Play Lotto.
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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
Running in a tight pack as he cruised through downtown streets, the zoo and the Under Armour headquarters, Stephen Muange didn't want to push the pace at Saturday's Baltimore Marathon. It wasn't because he couldn't, or even that he didn't want to. The 30-year-old just didn't know how marathons ran. Trying out the 26.2-mile race format for the first time, Muange pulled away from two other elite runners in the final mile to take first place in one of the most thrilling finishes in the event's 11-year history.
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By Mike Miller, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2010
There were times during Saturday's 10th annual Under Armour Baltimore Marathon when the race appeared to be a two-man bolt to the finish. Kenya's Julius Keter and Ethiopia's Alene Reta weaved through Baltimore side-by-side for more than half of the race, but David Rutoh kept his pace a few blocks behind, waiting to make his burst. Rutoh fought through suddenly windy conditions during the 22nd mile and surged into first place, running uncontested through the finish line at M&T Bank Stadium amid raucous cheering from the largest crowd in the event's history.
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