DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS,YOUTH,ART AND AFFAIRS PARTNERS WITH ELIUD KIPCHOGE FOUNDATION IN AIDING ATHLETES
Covid-19 pandemic has shunned all athletic activities that were expected to take place this year.
With this pandemic, more than 200 athletes have been affected seemingly because they depend on athletics in ensuring that their families meet their domestic needs.
Through this, the Eliud Kipchoge Foundation together with Athletics Kenya as well as the Sports Department of Nandi County partnered together in ensuring that the Athletes meet their basic necessities.
Both teams visited more than 100 Athletes in Kapsabet, whereby they provided them with food commodities and toiletries.
The World greatest Marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge through his foundation, last month donated food to vulnerable athletes in several counties in Rift Valley.
He gave foodstuffs and 30 solar panels to 70 families in his Kapsisiywa village.
Kipchoge said the donations were motivated by the need to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
“We want human beings to rise and be equal. Through food empowerment, the residents will go far,” he said.
Elly Kurgat the CECM to Sports, youth, art and affairs said that the county government is working hand in hand with the Athletics Kenya to see that athletes welfare is being looked upon.
“Athletes welfare is a priority in this amid pandemic. We are ensuring that as a department, their needs are looked upon and further ensure that we sensitize them on the need to adhere to measures laid down by the MOH,” he added.
Athletics Kenya (AK) through their representative said that they are working out a plan on how to have athletics season resume in the country post-coronavirus.
The federation is mulling over a new calendar to prepare athletes for the resumption of training when the virus is contained.
The team, later on, visited the Eliud Kipchoge complex that is halfway to its completion.