I am being patriotic here !Yesterday the Kenyan national team to the All-Africa Games received the flag from the Head of State at State House Nairobi.
With the Games starting next week on July 11th, there couldn't be a better motivation than to receive assurance from the highest office. The flag was handed to the team captain 400m athlete Ezra Sambu together with asst. captain, basketballer Angela Luchivya. They were accompanied by Team's Chef de Missio Nderitu Gikaria and Team Manager Eng.Maurice Aluanga.
The president assured the athletes that the Government would continue to support sports and expressed the Government’s wish to provide an avenue where those who had special talents in sports could pursue their career. He noted that the budget for the Games had increased from Sh40 million in 2004 to more than Sh150 million in 2007.
The athletes have been assured handsome rewards with gold medallists receiving KShs.300000 (Approx.US$4600),silver KShs.200000(US$3100)and bronze KShs.100000 (US$1500).
This is also the largest contigent sent abroad since the start of the Pan-African Games in 1965.
What more can I say ?
Kenya Hoiyeee !
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