ATHLETICS: President Uhuru hails athletes for global title

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday congratulated the country’s athletes for their sterling performance at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing where Kenya won the global title for the first time.

 Kenya topped the medal standings with a total of 16 medals, including seven golds, beating athletics heavyweights Jamaica and the United States into second and third positions respectively.

 “Our young people have once again shown that they are as good as the world’s best and the brightest,” said Kenyatta in a press statement.