Gold medalists from the Tokyo Olympic Video games will likely be rewarded with Sh1mn every, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday afternoon. The Head of Utter also announced that athletes who gained silver will fabricate Sh750,000 whereas bronze medal winners will fabricate Sh500,000 every.
President Kenyatta turned into speaking at Utter Condo Mombasa as he hosted the medalists from Tokyo to reward them for the exemplary efficiency.
Kenya gained four gold, four silver and two bronze to have 19th on the planet and high in Africa.
Gold medalists Peris Jepchirchir (marathon) and Emmanuel Korir (800m) in addition to Silver medalists Bridget Kosgei (marathon), Hellen Obiri (5000m), Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m) and Ferguson Rotich (800m).
Also most modern on the Utter Condo, Mombasa assembly turned into Bronze winner Benjamin Kigen (3000m steeplechase).
Eliud Kipchoge and Faith Kipyegon were each missing from the occasion that turned into also attended by World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe who is in Kenya for the World Athletics Beneath-20 Championships.
Kipyegon has travelled to Eugene, United States for the Diamond League whereas Kipchoge is headed to Oregon on the invite of his sponsors Nike.
Except for the financial reward to the medalists, the Head of Utter extra announced a uniform token of Sh200,000 for all athletes and officials, including the Paralympics team, currently participating in the delayed Summer Video games.
The President thanked the Olympians for his or her prominent performances that noticed Kenya high the African medal chart, citing that the team’s success had as soon as again demonstrated Kenya’s sporting prowess.
“We are here to have a ideal time your victory which is Kenya’s victory. And we are here to congratulate you, to say how proud we are of your performances as other folks and as a team,” President Kenyatta said.
He said the Authorities will proceed partnering with all stakeholders in the sports actions sector to assemble tear the country retains its talents by increasing a conducive atmosphere and giving correct incentives for his or her efficiency.
The Head of Utter known as on the Ministry of Sports and all partners to structure a system of identifying and atmosphere up sports actions skill from their formative ages in command to expand the country’s pool of athletes.
“We are attempting to proceed to assemble tear that we no longer finest have our finest to grab our athletes however also we are repeatedly building up our sportsmen and girls folks from an early age,” the President said.
He thanked the World Athletics President Sebastian Coe, who turned into most modern, for working carefully with the Kenyan Authorities in web hosting global sporting events, and expressed optimism that this may well lead to Kenya being the principle African country to host the realm championship.
“We now have got been honoured to host the realm below 20 athletics championship 2021, and it is a long way my profound hope that this may well presumably presumably also merely now lay a foundation for Kenya to be the principle African country to host the World Athletics Championship,” the Head of Utter said.
“We will have the skill to have the whole lot inside of our vitality, working with all stakeholders to assemble tear Kenya turns into the principle nation in Africa to host the World Athletics championship. We are slowly shifting in that direction,” he added.
In remarks read by her Predominant Secretary Joe Okudo, Sports CS Amina Mohammed thanked President Kenyatta for his commitment to the improvement of Kenya’s athletes announcing the transfer has persisted to assemble tear the country produces finest teams for global events.
She pointed out that the favorable efficiency of Group Kenya on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is because diligence, patriotism and discipline of the athletes and officials that participated in the global sporting occasion.
“Their robust work over the years, has as soon as again, placed Kenya on the global diagram, and furthered our repute as the home of champions,” CS Amina said.