Politicians who dropped out of race leaving DP Ruto to win Gold

Easy win for the second-in-command

DP Ruto runs during Dr Wahome Gakuru Memorial Half Marathon

The DP managed to finish first in the Dr Wahome Gakuru Memorial Half Marathon that took place on Sunday in Nyeri County.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Migori's Okoth Odado, members of parliament Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town) and James Gichohi (Tetu) all dropped out at the 200-metre mark.

DP Ruto kept up a slow jogging pace during the 10km race and clocked a time of one hour, six minutes.

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Chinga Ward Representative Kiruga Thuku was the only politician who was able to keep up with the DP.

Some of the MPs as well as the Nyeri governor later joined the race toward the finish line to offer some moral support to the DP who had ran with his bodyguards and a few athletes.

The race was organized by teh county government under the leadership of the governor, to honour his predecessor who perished in a grisly road accident.

The organisers had initially hoped that the race would coincide with the official opening of a refurbished Ruring'u Stadium.

The project is said to have stalled due to lack of funds, however, DP Ruto promised that the national government would ensure it is completed.

"I commit [to this project] and assure the people of Nyeri that the stadium will be completed in the next year, alongside other stadia whose construction has been undertaken by the government," he assured.

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