President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a congratulatory message to Team Kenya following their impressive performance at the concluded African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
In his press statement, the head-of state said today that he has been closely following the performance of the team and that the win by Malkia Strikers in the women’s volleyball final showed the world the resilience and fighting spirit of the Kenyan people.
“I am particularly impressed by the performance by our teams at the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco. We all saw how our volleyball queens put up a spirited fight to win gold last night. They fought hard against tough Cameroonian team to retain their titles at Africa Champions. Then there was our team captain in Rabat, Julius Yego who only retained his African Championship by winning gold but also ensured fellow Kenyan Alexander came second,” stated the president.
Kenya finished seventh overall with 31 medals; 11 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals.
President Uhuru also congratulated the Kenyan team for emerging second at the World Martial Arts Mastership Tong Il Moo Do held in South Korea. The martial arts team finished second after amassing a total of nine medals consisting of two gold, two silver and five bronze medals.
“Our martial arts team has also done our country proud by emerging second in South Korea. The fact that the team has excelled in a sport that Kenya is not traditionally known for is a demonstration of the huge sporting potential among our youth that the government is keen to tap into,” said the head-of –state