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.