Taxman’s killing the ‘hen’ that lays the athletics gold

Abel Kirui of Kenya gestures as he crosses the line for victory in the men's marathon at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu on September 4, 2011. Kirui is preparing to defend his world marathon title at this year’s World Championships in Athletics that will be held in Moscow in August. Photo/FILE

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When he won his second straight world marathon title in Daegu, South Korea, two years ago, Abel Kirui was welcomed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in pomp and colour by no lesser a person than Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka.


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