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Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 13:14 EATmmuthoni@kenyafreepress.com
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario have inspected Kasarani Stadium ahead of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) under 18 championships.
Kenya is hosting the IAAF completion where more than 1300 participants from different countries are expected to attend. Mrs Kenyatta went ahead and checked the rooms in which the athletes are expected to stay during the competitions. Kenya last hosted IAAF athletics championships in the year 1987.
Mrs Kenyatta during the Tuesday event wished the Kenya team the very best and offered her unwavering support. She said that she is looking forward to the Kenya team to emerging as the winners of the international championship this year. She said that IAAF is going to recognize the diverse talents and abilities of youths across the world.
“The upcoming IAAF world under 18 championships offers a fantastic opportunity for us to recognize the diverse talents and abilities of the youths across the world. Every competing athlete will serve as an inspiration to young people globally. “Mrs Kenyatta said.
Dr Wario said that the remaining task was provision of software which will go a long way in showing hospitality to 130 countries that are expected to participate in the upcoming athletics competition.
Six Western countries, among them America, Canada and Japan,have already confirmed their participation. The CEO of the championships, Mwangi Muthee said that many nations have already arrived in Kenya for the athletics.
“Many countries are already in Kenya, but informally, so we cannot declare they are here because they made their own arrangements, so for those ones we just declare when they report to the camps”, he said.