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Uhuru: Go forth and do us proud

President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a light moment with elite athlete Ezekiel Kemboi as First Lady Margaret Kenyatta congratulates  the African record holder of the Javelin throw Mr. Julius Yego after completion of the qualifiers for The 15th World Championships in Athletics at The Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani. PHOTO/PSPU

President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a light moment with elite athlete Ezekiel Kemboi as First Lady Margaret Kenyatta congratulates the African record holder of the Javelin throw Mr. Julius Yego after completion of the qualifiers for The 15th World Championships in Athletics at The Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani. PHOTO/PSPU

NAIROBI, August 1– President Uhuru Kenyatta joined the athletics fraternity in cheering Kenya’s teams to the Beijing IAAF World Championships as well as the 2015 Africa Games.

The President, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, spent the afternoon at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani where the national trials for the two championships were held.

It was a lively afternoon as Kenya’s world renown athletes battled out for the top spots to qualify for the championships.

It was a moment to behold as the great athletes like Ezekiel Kemboi and David Rudisha competed with newcomers, some reaching the finish line before the champions and reassuring Kenyans that the country has more talent in the pipeline.

President Kenyatta told the athletes to continue making Kenyans proud and they should count on the support of every Kenyan.

“We are certain you will make us proud. We wish you success and count on our total support” he told the athletes.

During the event, Isaiah Kiplagat announced officially that he has relinquished the chairmanship of the Athletics Kenya.

Kiplagat said he was impressed by how the trials were organized by the new team led by acting President of Athletics Kenya, General (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei.

“They say new broom sweeps clean. I am impressed by how this event has been organized,” said Kiplagat.

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Kiplagat said this was a sign that Kenya is prepared to host the 2017 World Youth Championships. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the organizers of event.

-By PSPU

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  1. mamayo

    July 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

    This Eurocopter choppers have a problem. Six Kenyans lost their lives just a month ago and now this. There is need to investigate the worthiness of this firm.

  2. onetwo

    July 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

    this is an accident not cauasd by the chopper itself perse. there are many eurocopter choppers still in operations. could we say that all boeing 737’s are crap just because one of KQ’s 737 aircraft plunged into a swamp in cameroon in 2007?

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