Legendary Athlete Runs to President Uhuru for Help
Nyandiko Maiyoro, a veteran athlete, is appealing to the president to save his allegedly stolen land. The athlete is currently battling tuberculosis at the Christamarianne Hospital in Kisii where he was diagnosed with the disease.
According to Daily Nation, two locals allegedly grabbed Nyandika’s land in 2012 but even after reporting the case to the police, he did not get his land back.
“I urge President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to ensure my family gets justice,” the athlete appealed.
The 88-year-old claimed the land was given to him by former President Jomo Kenyatta after representing the country well in International events.
Maiyoro was admitted at the hospital on Monday after he complained of chest pains for several months.
Doctors could not proceed with major tests as the family could not raise the Ksh 80,000 required.
“We are calling on well-wishers to come on board and support us as we have exhausted all our resources,” his son Ken weighed in.
In 1953, Maiyoro won the 3000 metres race at the Indian Ocean Games in Madagascar before claiming gold for Kenya in 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Maiyoro is famous for winning in the Melbourne Olympics where he started 30 seconds after the other competitors.
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