Uhuru Splashes Ksh100M to Honour Kipchoge

  • Eliud Kipchoge (left), President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) in Mombasa on Sunday, October 20. Twitter
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta splashed Ksh100 million to honour world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

    Education CS George Magoha delivered the cheque at Kipchoge's home Village in Kapsisisywa, Nandi County as reported first by Nation on Friday, November 22, 2019.

    The money would be used to construct a new library. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta honours Eliud Kipchoge at the Mashujaa Day celebrations which was held at the Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa on Sunday, October 20
    President Uhuru Kenyatta honours Eliud Kipchoge at Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Mama Ngina Waterfront Park in Mombasa on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

    Magoha also revealed that the head of state would tour the school and commission in six months. 

    "President Kenyatta has today given out Ksh100 million to build a new library in honour of what Kipchoge did for Kenya," Magoha proclaimed.

    However, the tough CS warned government officials not to embezzle the funds as the president would crack the whip on them. 

    Kipchoge became the first man to run a 42km marathon in under 2 hours when he clocked 1:59:40 in Vienna Austria on Saturday, October 12, 2019. 

    He was feted with the Elder of the Golden Heart Award by Kenyatta on Sunday, October 20, 2019, during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa County.

    The government also handpicked him to support its bid for a seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in New York. 

    Kipchoge was also honoured with the twelfth World Marathon Majors Male Champion Award after Nike awarded him a historical Gold Album award, which was the first of its kind

    Eliud Kipchoge after he broke the INEOS 1:59 challenge in Vienna Austria on Saturday, October 12
    Eliud Kipchoge after he broke the INEOS 1:59 challenge in Vienna Austria on Saturday, October 12