Uhuru takes to twitter to laud #TeamKenya for stellar performance
Published on: August 30, 2015 05:46 (EAT)
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday took to twitter to congratulate Kenyan athletes for finishing on top of the table at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. The president said the athletes have proved to the world that they have the talent, discipline, determination, teamwork and vision to successfully compete at the highest level. “Our young people have once again shown that they are as good as the world’s best and brightest,” President Kenyatta said. In a statement sent to newsrooms after the competitions came to an end on Sunday, the head of state emphasised that his government’s focus on youth empowerment is going to unleash the country’s tremendous potential for rapid transformation and enable Kenya to take on the global big league. “Our commitment to enhance the capacity of every young person to develop themselves, our communities and our nation has been vindicated by the fine showing in Beijing,” he said. The president added: “On behalf of an adoring and grateful nation and my government, I congratulate our athletics team for bravely going out, conquering valiantly and returning home in triumph. Hongera.” Previously, President Kenyatta used twitter to congratulate Kenyan athletes for winning various races.