Why home-bred solutions will save athletes in 2022

Stephen Gitagama

Nation Media CEO Stephen Gitagama (right) awards the 10km winner, Daisy Jepkemei with a dummy cheque of Sh100,000 during the Nakuru City Marathon on November 28, 2021. 

Photo credit: John Njoroge | Nation Media Group

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  • But we pray the government’s financing of events such as the WRC Safari Rally, Kip Keino Classic athletics and European Tour Kenya Open, among others, will be sustained in years to come.
  • Government has done well in backing these competitions, but a lot more needs to be done, including amplifying private-public partnerships to keep our sportsmen and women afloat in these unprecedented, challenging times of Covid-19.

Global sport is bracing itself for yet another potential lockdown following concerns over the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.

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