Chamgei FM Champions Extravaganza set to rock Eldoret

(LtoR) USA's Hillary Bor, Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi and Canada's Matthew Hughes compete in the Men's 3000...
(LtoR) USA's Hillary Bor, Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi and Canada's Matthew Hughes compete in the Men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. Johannes EISELE / AFP

Eldoret will be shaken to its core on Saturday when the Chamgei Champions Extravaganza rocks the self-styled ‘City of Champions’ in song and dance in honour of athletes who have excelled this season and the past.

All roads in the town and surrounding region will lead to the Eldoret National Polytechnic  where the event sponsored by Chamgei FM, one of the radio stations owned by Royal Media Services, will rock revellers by bringing together champion runners in a grand homecoming like no other.

Two-time Olympic champion, Ezekiel Kemboi, popular for his electric celebratory victory dances is ready for the party and has reached out to his fans to turn up in large numbers.

He delivered a comical warning that should any man arrive without the now famous brown “letta cheget” (leather jacket), then he risks being locked out of the event.

“Come let’s celebrate my achievement and that of my Team Kenya teammates. It will be a function like no other so make sure you don’t miss out,” Kemboi, the four-time world 3000m steeplechase who has now won five of the last six global championships, told his fans through Chamgei FM.

The event, which will also give Chamgei FM audience a chance to interact with their favourite presenters and will leading local music artists light up the event.

Lilian Rotich, Man Like Ronoh, Maggie Seurey, Mike SweetStar and many other entertainers are expected to take the stage and belt their popular club bangers.

Chamgei FM Business Manager, Daizy Kayech and organisers told Citizen Digital that the radio station will bring together famous and the upcoming athletes to inspire them to aim for greater achievement by honouring their success.

Kayech also hopes the athletes who brought Kenya their best medal harvest in the history of the Olympics when they won six gold, six silver and a bronze from Rio 2016 will also use their talent to inspire positive change in the society.

“This will be a lifetime experience for the fans and I urge them to come out with large numbers on that day,” she asserted.


“We’ve never had an event like this and I am already feeling it will be the best of all. We have accompanied those athletes to every event they have gone to – both locally and across the borders – so for us, this is to embrace them and let them know that it is not only when they have an event that they get to see us but we celebrate their success too,” Head of Radio, Chamgei FM, Michael Bowen asserted.

A cast of Olympics, world and continental title holders as well as other winners at World Marathon Majors, IAAF World Athletics Series, IAAF Diamond League and IAAF Permit Races, past and present will add the star-dust to the event.

The Chamgei party follows in the footsteps of another hosted by sister station, Egesa FM that brought Kisii to a standstill in honour of Rio 2016 Olympics silver medallist, Hellen Obiri Onsando.

It is part of Royal Media Services strategy of honouring sporting excellence among the communities that have made their stations the most listened to countrywide.

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