Last updated 8 months ago | By Robert Abong'o
In honor of world-marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge, President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive for the construction of a multimillion Library at the athlete’s home village of Kapsisiywa, Nandi Country.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha accompanied by Ministry officials on Friday, November 22 delivered a letter from the President to the famous athlete as well as the Kapsisiywa Secondary School principal.
“Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha at Kapsisiywa Sec School, Nandi County where he handed over a letter to Eluid Kipchoge and the School’s Principal containing a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta for the construction of "Eluid Kipchoge" Library…” read a tweet from the Kenya National Exams Council.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha at Kapsisiywa Sec School, Nandi County where he handed over a letter to Eluid Kipchoge and the School’s Principal containing a directive from President Uhuru Kentatta for the construction of "Eluid Kipchoge" Library. pic.twitter.com/s1wJEfKoSxNovember 22, 2019
After delivering the letter, Magoha revealed President Uhuru had donated Sh100 million to finance the project.
"President Kenyatta has today given out Sh100 million to build a new library in honour of what Kipchoge did for Kenya," said Magoha.
Kipchoge made history last month after becoming the first-ever athlete to run a marathon under two hours – clocking 1:59:40 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge staged in Vienna, Austria.
After his successful exploits in Austria, President Uhuru gave Kipchoge the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart (E.G.H) award, lauding his work in inspiring future generations to achieve the impossible.
“Eliud Kipchoge who is alive and here with us has also inspired the world that no human effort is futile, that we can dream and make our dreams a possibility. He has demonstrated that through integrity, hard work and commitment to excellence nothing is out of reach” said President Uhuru.