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BREAKING: Tiger power, Kenya’s ‘strongest man’ is dead

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By Brian Ukaya | Jan 2nd 2019 | 1 min read
[PHOTO: COURTESY]

Conrad Njeru Karukenya, christened Tiger Power, Kenya’s strongest man who is known for being ran over by a Land Rover unscathed and carrying eight huge men without breaking a sweat is dead.

The 73-year-old who had made a name for himself by performing extraordinary stunts like breaking six-inch nails using his teeth had been in hospital for a long time.

Tiger Power had discovered his extraordinary strength by accident when he was transporting his father’s coffee beans to the factory.

“As I was guiding the ox-cart carrying 2.1 tonnes of coffee downhill, the brakes failed.  I guided it to the roadside and as I was lying on my back fixing the left wheel, the oxen unexpectedly pulled away running over my abdomen. Despite the heavy luggage, it did not hurt,” he recalled during a previous interview.

[PHOTO: COURTESY]

From that moment, Tiger Power has shown his extraordinary strengths in front of villagers, students, scientists to presidents in various parts of the world.

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