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Sports CS Rashid Mohammed,

Sports CS to grace Busia Border half marathon in August

Busia CEC for Culture and Sports Bernard Yaite
former track icon Tegla Loroupe.

Sports  Cabinet  Secretary  Rashid  Echesa Mohammed  will grace the inaugural Busia Border half marathon  in August that is sponsored by Busia  County Government in partnership with the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and Emuria FM.

Busia  County Executive Committee Member for Culture and Sports   Bernard Yaite said the CS  confirmed attending the event following their fruitful discussions in his  Kencom House Office  in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Loroupe, the former marathon world record holder is sponsoring the event under  the Tegla Loroupe Peace  Foundation  which she launched in 2000 to promote  peace through sports  which is a unifying factor more than any other activity.

The charity is in honour of  Loroupe who  had vowed to use her track and field achievements, skills, experiences, and friendships to promote peaceful co-existence and social economic development of poor and marginalized pastoralists and agro-pastoralist men, women and children in Sub Saharan Africa.

Loroupe is  famous for the Run4Peace campaign which  is her brainchild and which  were organized to  raise funds  for the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation.

  Yaite said  the  Ministry  of Sports  is also keen  on stadia development across the  country and construction of talent academies to help the youth  nurture their talents.

” We sought  a number of areas  for partnership and collaboration  with the ministry. The CS  is keen on sports promotion  and talent development right from the grassroots,” he said.

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