Bolt to teach Kenyans the ‘Sweep’

BOLT_SMILE_748874448.jpgNAIROBI, October 30, 2009 – Kenyan partygoers are set to learn the ‘sweep’ from track superstar Usain Bolt, who arrived in the country on Friday morning.

Bolt who is in the country on a four day charity mission declined to unleash his moves at a press conference at the Norfolk due to fatigue but promised to impart his knowledge of the dancehall manoeuvres to Kenyan fans.

“Now is not the time to do it. I’m a bit jetlagged from the flight so maybe some other time,” said Bolt who is also famous for his on-track victory celebrations.

The Jamaican triple gold medallist is also expected to adopt the world’s fastest animal – the cheetah – when he visits the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters on Monday.

“Adopting the cheetah was going to be a surprise. Definitely I cannot take it back to Jamaica with me but I’ll definitely come back and visit it from time to time,” said Bolt, who smashed his own world records at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Bolt, who is on his first visit to Africa is an ambassador for the Zeitz Foundation, who have launched a programme called ‘The Long Run.’

The initiative is spread over five continents and is aimed at providing and building sustainable relationships, mostly tourism driven enterprises, community development and cultural stewardship.

Bolt will spend time at the 50,000 acre Segera Ranch in Laikipia before returning to Nairobi to meet President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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