Joho Breaks Bank for Kipchoge [PHOTOS]

  • `Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho welcomes Eliud Kipchoge at the dinner party which was held on Saturday, October 19. File
  • Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, on Saturday, October 19, threw a lavish party for celebrated Kenyan heroes, including Eliud Kipchoge.

    Photos doing rounds on social media showed the attendees in an upbeat mood as they ate, drank and socialized.

    Among those who were present at the dinner were; Sports, Culture and Heritage CS Amina Mohamed, Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, and Mvita MP Abdullswamad Shariff Nassir

     Kipchoge caused a lot of speculation after jetting into Mombasa on Saturday morning.

    Eliud Kipchoge Chats with  Mvita MP Abdullswamad Shariff Nassir at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Eliud Kipchoge Chats with Mvita MP Abdullswamad Shariff Nassir at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.

    The 34-year-old athlete, who recently made history after running a marathon in under two hours, was flown from Eldoret by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS).

    Through its Twitter page, KFS revealed that they had the honour of flying the celebrated marathoner to the Coastal city, adding that he often trains at Kaptagat Forest. 

    While it was not immediately clear why Kipchoge had flown to Mombasa, netizens couldn't help but speculate.

    This year's Mashujaa Day celebrations will be held Waterfront Park in Mombasa and during the event, Kenyans who have made great strides in different fields are feted.

    As such, social media users were left wondering if he was going to be given a Head of State Commendation (HSC) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Shortly after Kipchoge won the INEOS 1:59 challenge, State House Digital Director Dennis Itumbi suggested that he should be given the award.

    Here are the photos: 

    Attendees at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Attendees at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho chats with Sports CS Amina Mohammed during the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho chats with Sports CS Amina Mohammed during the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Eliud Kipchoge arrives at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.
    Eliud Kipchoge arrives at the dinner which was held on Saturday, October 19.