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‘KE social media is toxic’- Ferdinand Omanyala’s coach voices opinion following Eliud Kipchoge’s revelation


Ferdinand Omanyala’s coach Geoffrey Kimani has shared how Kenyan social media is poisonous and has empathised with Eliud Kipchoge following his latest confession.

Ferdinand Omanyala’s coach Geoffrey Kimani has voiced his opinion over the social media trolling that befell Eliud Kipchoge following Kelvin Kiptum’s loss of life.

The late Kiptum misplaced his life in a deadly highway accident in February and the five-time Berlin Marathon discovered himself in the midst of trolls who claimed he was concerned within the homicide of the 24-year-old.

The four-time London Marathon champion, for the primary time, opened up about how the trolls affected him and the way his household obtained threats. He instructed BBC Sport Africa how he needed to transfer cautiously so as to shield his household.

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“I used to be shocked that folks (on) social media platforms are saying ‘Eliud is concerned within the loss of life of this boy’. That was the worst information ever in my life.

“I obtained plenty of dangerous issues; that they’ll burn the (coaching) camp, they’ll burn my investments on the town, they’ll burn my home, they’ll burn my household. It didn’t occur however that’s how the world is.

“My worst second was (when) I attempted to name my mum. She instructed me ‘Simply take care’ and ‘Rather a lot has been happening’. The place I come from is a very native space. And with the age of my mum, I actually realised that social media can go in all places. However she gave me braveness. It was actually a troublesome month,” Kipchoge mentioned.

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Kimani additionally got here to the help of the previous world file holder, commenting on his social media agreed that Kenyan social media is poisonous and jealous.

He additionally urged coaches and administration to guard their athletes from such malicious acts from social media customers.

“KE social media is poisonous, jealous, malicious…comes alive when one stumbles or fails…. nice mindset right here although, for the coaches on the market, shield your athletes and area… an athlete’s circle should be tight knit!” he posted on his X (Twitter) deal with.



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