Safaricom’s Sh7.5m boost for trials

From left: Paralympians Henry Nzugi, Gilbert Langat and John Njoroge.

Trials for the Para and World Athletics Championships have received a Sh7.5million boost from Safaricom.

The Trials began yesterday and will end on Saturday at Nyayo Stadium. Athletics Kenya will use the trials to pick a team for the 2017 London World Championships in July.

Some of the Paralympic athletes in the line-up include Samuel Muchai, who bagged gold in the T11 men’s 5,000 category last year, Nancy Chelagat,20, the youngest track athlete who won silver in the T11 1500m race, Wilson Bii, T11 1500m bronze champion and Henry Kirwa who took home the silver medal in the 5000m T12.

“It is a privilege to support our athletes and be part of Kenya’s great Athletics story. Safaricom is committed towards identifying, nurturing and supporting untapped Kenyan talent,” Sylvia Mulinge, Director Consumer Business – Safaricom, said.

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