President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday feted the Kenyan team to the just concluded IAAF World U18 Championships at the state house and rewarded each with Sh100, 000 and a four-day trip to Mombasa as a token of appreciation for their performance in the global competition. The team of upcoming young kenyan stars collected a total of 15 medals; 4 gold, 7silver and 4 bronze.
In return He. Uhuru Kenyatta told the young stars to write about their experience on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as well as the stay in the coastal city and send the reports back to him.
The fast rising athletes freely and joyfully mingled with the President and expressed their delight as they turn their attention to the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships to be hosted in Tampere, Finland.
The Head of State also commended Kenyan officials and organizers for making the global event successful, saying they proved to the world that Kenya is capable of hosting international championships including an IAAF Diamond League leg.