Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday, October 3, stepped out in matching outfits at the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi.
The two who were attending the Kip Keino Classic Tour were accommodated in the VIP wore tracksuits with a Kenyan colour theme as a show of patriotism to the country.
Both leaders had black pants and shoes with the matching caps that had the colours of the Kenyan flag.DP William Ruto (left) and Raila Odinga (right) at Nyayo Stadium at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi on October 3, 2020.
The DP wore a red jacket while Raila donned a slight variation of the outfit which had a green colour on the back.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko was also present for the event donning an orange tracksuit.
This was the first event the two leaders had attended together after the DP skipped the Covid-19 conference at the KICC on September 28. The two have been throwing subtle shots at each other as the race for 2022 heats up.
Odinga addressed the crowd at Nyayo stadium where he observed that major sporting events remained a source of wholesome entertainment and a source of Kenyan patriotism.
"We want all those participating in the event, to feel welcome. We are emerging from the Corona pandemic and we are grateful for a chance to host this event.
On his part, Ruto stated that sport was an enabler of sustainable development and a key vehicle in attaining team spirit, cohesion and inclusion in our society.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, ODM leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto at Nyayo Stadium on October 3, 2020.
"We will keep scouting for and nurturing talent besides amplifying Kenya’s staging and participation in sporting events at all levels to enrich our social, economic and cultural fabric," he stated.
The leaders were spotted cheering on for the Kenyan athletes who produced good results in many disciplines.ODM leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto at Nyayo Stadium on October 3, 2020.
Hellen Obiri emerged the winner in the 5,000 metres race as Paul Tanui clinched the victory in the men's 10,000m race.
Athlete Timothy Cheruiyot maintained his 1,500 metres winning streak as he cruised to first in 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
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