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Nandi host magnificent Kipchoge – Daily Nation

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Berlin Marathon and newly crowned world record holder in marathon Eliud Kipchoge is expected to be feted in Kapsabet, Nandi County on Monday.

Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto of 2:02:57 by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds to retain his Berlin Marathon on September 16.

The athlete, who hails from the region, will be hosted by the governor Stephen Sang for breakfast for his brilliant performance two weeks ago when he broke the world record in the streets of the German city.

Amos Kipruto, who was second behind Kipchoge and the women category winner Gladys Cherono, will also be rewarded.

After the breakfast, the governor with the athletes, will commission the newly named Eliud Kipchoge Sports Complex opposite the Kipchoge Stadium in Kapsabet, which is still under construction.

Governor Stephen Sang said he was committed to developing sporting facilities in order to nurture talents.

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“Already the national government has taken over the construction of Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Kapsabet. We are now building a sports complex that will include a residential training camp, art studio, gym, swimming pool and other facilities in honour of our athletes,” Sang said.

The 200-bed capacity, Sang said, will accommodate Team Kenya for their trainings in preparation for major international assignments including World Championships and Olympic Games.

“This complex will also accommodate Team Kenya during their training and a source of Champions, we want to take the lead role in supporting athletics and nothing is going to stop us because they bring glory in our country,” said the governor.

He added he would construct training paths for athletes in Kabirirsang village.



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There was a time Africa was full of promise and children born during this golden age could be whatever they dared to dream.

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Amb. Nabukwesi makes case for commercialization of local innovations – KBC

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PS Amb. Simon Nabukwesi delivering his speech during the opening of the innovation workshop in Naivasha. PHOTO / CHRISTINE ODUOGI

Local researchers have been encouraged to focus on the commercialization of innovations and new technologies in their respective institutions if they are to tackle challenges such as poverty, disease, and ignorance that adversely affect the region.

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Addressing participants drawn from various universities and research institution’s during the opening of a week-long workshop on innovation organized by the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA) in Naivasha, the Principal Secretary University Education and Research Amb. Simon Nabukwesi cited inadequate capacities and abilities as one of the challenges contributing to low levels of commercialization of innovations and to determine their contribution to the country’s development agenda.

“There are many Kenyans with the talent of developing innovations but they lack the necessary financial support.”  The PS noted

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According to Amb. Nabukwesi the link between innovation and economic change is of great interest to the nation citing this as the main reason to engage in commercialization processes as the best avenue to entrepreneurial success and the country’s economic development.

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The Chief Executive Officer, KENIA Dr. Tony Omwonsa in his remarks said over 100 champions who would become agents of change will be trained within the coming year.

He further disclosed plans to hold the Kenya innovation week in December this year as a way of addressing the challenges facing the innovation ecosystem.

“A national innovations award will also be introduced as a way of recognizing innovators and startups.” KENIA CEO said

The aim of the workshop is to find ways of addressing a myriad of challenges facing the national innovation ecosystem. Participants are drawn from 38 local institutions.

The meeting also aims at building ways of harnessing innovation and emerging technologies in view of opening up and sustaining the active involvement of local players.

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Africa Judo Elections: Maluki to face three others in quest for seat at continental body – KBC

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Kenya’s Shadrack Maluki,L, will be vying for the Chairmanship position at the Africa Judo Federation.Current Chair,M.Randraiana Solo is gunning for the President’s seat at the polls set to be conducted Tuesday in Dakar,Senegal.

 

Kenya Judo Federation chairman Shadrack Maluki is optimistic he will be elected the new Africa judo Union chairman in the upcoming continental polls slated  Tomorrow, Tuesday in  Dakar, Senegal.

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Maluki s confident of capturing the top continental seat for the next five years where he will face three other opponents.

The judoka is leaving nothing to chance as he aims to take the sport to the next level.

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If elected the chairman Maluki will join other few other Kenyans  holding leadership positions  in continental sport bodies.

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Speaking ahead of the polls Maluki said his objective is to help popularize the sport  on the continent.

‘’Our objective is to transform Judo in the whole of the African continent and we are focused to realizing this objective under  team Siteny,  within  our period in office we will take African judo to the world level’’,Maluki spoke on the eve of the polls in Dakar.

 

 

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