Kericho county to set aside Sh 5 million for athletes training camp

Athletes during the Safaricom athletics series 2018, The Kericho governor has promised sh 5 million to renovate a training camp for athletes who are training in the county PHOTO COURTESY

The County government of Kericho has promised set aside 5 million Kenya shillings to improve Lemotit camp which will see athletes in Kenya use during their practice.

Speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi during the warm welcoming ceremony of Kenya first gold medal winner of world cross country under 20 women’s 6km race Beatrice Chebet, Kericho governor who is also the host governor Professor Paul Chepkwony, said the money will be utilised for construction and installations of equipment at the camp.

The Governor who is also Chairman of the Gender, Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Services Committee in the Council of Governors, believes that the talents will be nurtured and improved if the renovation of the camp is completed adding that the council of governors supports all kind of sports in the country.

IAAF officials controversially placed Chebet third in the initial result but a photo finish confirmed she actually was the winner in the triumvirate that also had two Ethiopians, Alemitu Tariku and Tsigie Gebreselama who took silver and bronze respectively.

The Gold junior women race winner Chebet when speaking to journalists after jetting down, said that it took her discipline, hard work, and endurance in order to win the tight race between her and the Ethiopians.

Chebet is now preparing to race 5000km race in the coming Africa junior championship that will be held in Ivory coast and world championship in double.