A narrative must begin with a '-li-' tense, and THEN continue by using '-ka-' ... or so I understood. Is it presumed, then, that this sentence came from within a longer narrative?
Nilitembea na ninakimbia. "Run" is present tense.
I think they did mean "ran" but they consistently spell it "run" (just as they consistently write "fall a tree" when they mean "fell a tree").
Right, but by the look of their correct answer, it was an English error. They meant "ran", didn't they?