Equipment boost for Team Kenya ahead of U-18 championships


IAAF head of Events Management, Carlo Daengu (2nd r) listens as LOC technical director, Ibrahim ...
IAAF head of Events Management, Carlo Daengu (2nd r) listens as LOC technical director, Ibrahim Hussein (2nd r) explains during his inspection tour of Safaricom Stadium with LOC boss, Mwangi Muthee (right) . PHOTO/Charity Wanja

Team Kenya for the Nairobi 2017 World Under-18 Championships received track and field equipment worth an estimated KSh2m on Friday from the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) ahead of the July competitions.

The equipment will be distributed across 12 camps as preparations for the competitions that will attract a total of 1,600 athletes from 160 countries gather momentum.

LOC CEO Mwangi Muthee said the investment was a worthy cause adding he hoped they would be utilized diligently.

“Team Kenya is one of the responsibilities of LOC because this is our event we hosting it between July 14th and 16th, and we are boundless on the events that we are going to participate and we want to win that is why we must commit to our team.

“We are not just going to supply the team with equipment but also support them in terms of logistics, the hospitality at the camps, meals, medical and physic,” Muthee said.

The equipment include javelins, hammers, discus, hurdles, shot put, all said to have come from a friend of the LOC’s in Germany.

They will also be provided with track and field coaching as well as pole vault and shot put.

-Report by Elizabeth Mbugua.

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