Deputy President William Ruto Saturday attended the final leg of the inaugural Kip Keino Classic World Athletics Continental Tour held in honour of the legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Dr Ruto said the Government was intensifying the scouting for and nurturing of talent in recognition that sport is an enabler of sustainable development.
“It is also a crucial vehicle in attaining team spirit, cohesion and inclusion in our country. We would keep amplifying Kenya’s staging and participation in sporting events at all levels to enrich our social, economic and cultural fabric,” he explained.
Ruto attended the event in the morning before leaving for a meeting in Nakuru where he met a section of leaders from Turkana County.
The Saturday’s World Athletics Continental Tour is the last of a 10-series one-day meeting organised across the globe and the Nairobi leg will the only one in Africa.
Present were Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia, ODM leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Governors Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Josphat Nanok (Turkana), Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), MPs Caleb Kositany (Soy), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Nixon Korir (Langata)