Eighteen parliamentarians led by their captain by Hon. Joseph Nkaissery will participate in this year’s event set for Sunday.
Speaking during a press briefing speaker Kenneth Marende said the legislators were honored to be part of the race whose proceeds helps restore sight among children.
“work ,work and no play make jack a dull boy, work, work and no play makes a parliamentarian a bull legislator so we are glad that members of parliament are rising to that challenge and showing the way by providing leadership to Kenyan nation to continue to excel”, addressed Marende.
“Support from parliament is a huge boost for the Nairobi marathon and is a huge guarantee to motivate Kenyans to participate in it”, Marende said.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the organizing committee Rueben Mbindu has assured participants of adequate security on Sunday.
“We work very close with the Kenya Police interms of providing security and we have been in touch with the police commissioner as far as security is concerned and he has assured us that there will be adequate security”, Mbindu said.
“Every edition of the marathon for us is in an experience that we look forward to. We remain committed to deliver a world class event for all Kenyans more than ever before and to ensure security at whatever cost”, Said Mbindu
This year we promise all participants a well organized event that will meet their expectations be they professional athletes or runners just out to have fun. He added.
Patrick Makau the world marathon record holder and Vivian Cheruiyot 10,000m women world champion will be participating.
Other members of parliament who have joined include, Hon.Ekwo Ethuro, Hon. Elijah langat, Hon. Peter Munya, Hon. Njoroge Mbaya, Hon. Ferinand Waititu, Hon. Jeremiah Kioni, Hon. Moses Lessonete, Hon. Ababu Namwamba, Hon Victor Munyaka, Hon.Shakila Abdalla, Hon. Paul Otuma and Hon. Benjamin Washilia.
– By Gloria Kendi