Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko saw off a team of Kenyan football fans to Egypt on Saturday afternoon to cheer Harambee Stars at the African Cup of Nations Tournament (AFCON).
The cheering members departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for Egypt on Saturday in an afternoon flight, with the governor stating that he would also be in Egypt on Sunday to support the Stars.
"At JKIA to see off football fans heading to Egypt to support our national football team that's taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka was also present and urged the die-hard supporters to cheer their team and represent the nation well during the match.
"I am the patron of the Kenya Fans Association and we have already seen off the first squad. We are praying that Algeria is defeated by Harambee stars in their first match," Kalonzo asserted.
Mike Sonko took the opportunity to wish Harambee Stars success in the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
"We are seeing off a section of Kenyan football fans lead by Isaac Juma who is a Harambee Stars die-hard fan, who is heading to Cairo, Egypt to support our national football team Harambee Stars," Governor Sonko posted.
He went on to affirm that he was the one who catered for their travel, accommodation and air tickets.
The fans left the nation in two batches with the first lot of 40 departing in the afternoon and the second lot set to leave on Sunday.
The governor was seen handing the fans Ksh 500,000 in cash and 1,000 in US dollars, which is an equivalent of Ksh 100,000 which they were supposed to convert to Egyptian currency upon arrival.
Kenya will be facing a tough rival Algeria in its first AFCON match on Sunday night at 11pm at the 30th June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
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