Absa Kenya has pumped kshs 23 million into the third edition of Kip Keino Classic, the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour that will be held next month at the Kasarani stadiume.
The championship set May 7th was officially launched today by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
“I invite all to come and cheer for their favourite athletes, especially Kenyans as they prepare for various international assignments this year. Kip Keino Classic is indeed evidence of Kenya’s ever-increasing reputation as a sporting destination,” said Amina.
Absa Kenya Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Awori disclosed that besides their increased sponsorship package, they will once again reward each Kenyan winner at the Kip Keino Classic with Sh50,000.
Last year, Absa came on board as title sponsors with Sh20 million besides rewarding Kenyan winners with Sh50,000 each.
“The success of last year is clear that Kenya has the capacity to host world class athletics events. The excellent performance by Ferdinand Omanyala showed that Kenya can perform well in sprints. We have witnessed a swell of numbers in 100m and 200m locally,” noted Awori.