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United Kingdom envoy pays tribute to Kenya's Paralympian Henry Wanyoike

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By Feverpitch Reporter | Jun 9th 2013 | 1 min read

By Feverpitch Reporter

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner, has hailed Kenya’s leading paralympian Henry Wanyoike for his effort topromote sports in the country.

“This is a great initiative not only in developing sports, but also as part of promoting community development,” said Dr Turner (pictured above left).

 He said Wanyoike’s efforts mirror the original idea behind the Olympics, which would bring together rival countries to participate in peaceful competitive sport. “The efforts by Henry Wanyoike is a clear and perfect manifestation that disability is not inability,” he said.

Dr Turner was speaking in Kikuyu where he graced the Henry Wanyoike Hope for The Future Run.

“UK and Kenya continue to share  sporting interests. British runners (Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe) trained in Kenya prior to 2012 Olympics, while the Kenyan team for the olympics were hosted in Bristol,” he said.

“The Olympics did not mark the end of relationships between the two countries; the UK continues to be involved in various activities. One such initiative is the Premier Skills, a programme rolled out through the British Council in collaboration with the English Premier League,” he said.

Many upcoming athletes took part in the competition.


 

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