Kenyatta congratulates Kenyan athletes

August 30, 2015 3:30 pm
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Asbel Kiprop leads compatriots past the line to clinch the 1,500m gold medal. Photo/ AFP
Asbel Kiprop leads compatriots past the line to clinch the 1,500m gold medal. Photo/ AFP

, MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Kenyan athletes for their sterling performance at 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China.

The President said the athletes have proved to the world that they have the talent, discipline, determination, teamwork and vision to successfully compete at the highest level.

“Our young people have once again shown that they are as good as the world’s best and brightest,” President Kenyatta said.

He emphasized that his Government’s focus on youth empowerment is going to unleash the country’s tremendous potential for rapid transformation and enable Kenya to take on the global big league.

“Our commitment to enhance the capacity of every young person to develop themselves, our communities and our nation has been vindicated by the fine showing in Beijing,” he said.

The President added: “On behalf of an adoring and grateful nation and my Government, I congratulate our athletics team for bravely going out, conquering valiantly and returning home in triumph. Hongera.”

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