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Western athletes benefit from free masks

Athletics Kenya Western region supplied face masks to athletes based in the region on Saturday in the fight against coronavirus pandemic that has hit the sporting world.

According to region’s chairman Patrick Kipsang, the exercise benefitted 200 individuals, 160 athletes and 40 officials from the four counties.

The donation, through the Athletics Kenya national office, Kipsang said Bungoma recorded 112, Busia 18, Kakamega 10 while Vihiga received 20.

“Following covid19 pandemic world over athletics Kenya through regional chairmen meeting of  felt necessary to reach it’s athletes to educate them of issues corona. Through such initiative, we reached out to many athletes and benefitted a lot,” said Kipsang.

He added that through the education, they had to teach athletes ho keeping social distance, hand washing and sanitization.

“After the session, we had to provide them with face masks that were donated by Athletics Kenya. The masks distribution was done in all four counties, without leaving anybody out,” added Kipsang.

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