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Eliud Kipchoge threatens to sue radio station for using his name to gain followers

World’s greatest marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has threatened to sue NRG Radio for using his name and brand to gain followers on its social media platforms without his consent.

Kipchoge, through city lawyer Donald B. Kipkorir, on Friday October 18, demanded that the radio station removes his name, images and references from all its platforms within two hours.

In the demand letter seen by, the station is required to issue an apology for violation of his rights and misuse of his name, image and reputation.

“We have been retained by our client Eliud Kipchoge, to write to you as follows, that without his permission, authority or license or any colour of rights you changed the name of your station top line on your social media pages and online blogs to Kipchopge Radio and KipchogeRadioNRGRadioKenya,” reads part of the letter.

It further states: “That without our client’s permission you fraudulently informed your listeners and followers that by following you on your Instagram page you will gift our client a car. Our client never asked for and doesn’t require any gifting of your car or any other car.”

“Note that if we do not receive your action and response within two hours of emailing you this letter and also by posting us on the undersigned Twitter timeline, we will proceed appropriately to enforce our client’s rights,” it concludes.

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