President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes the Queens’s Baton Relay symbol in Kenya
The symbol is also known as the Queen’s Baton Relay will be heading to Eldoret on Friday April 7 at the Iten stadium.
Speaking after receiving the Queen’s baton, the president paid tribute to all sports men and women who have always lifted the Kenyan flag high at different competitions around the world.
“I would to pay tribute to all sports men/women for their job well done in representing the country. I will ensure that my government removes all the obstacles that may hinder the performance of our sports men/women,” said President Uhuru.
He added they will ensure that all the facilities need are put up in readiness to host the IAAF World Youth Championships.
The president urged Kenyan athletics to train hard so that they can represent the nation well in the 2018 common wealth games in Australia.
The Queens Baton will be going through 70 countries that are members of the common wealth community.
Kenya was the 7 nation to receive the Queen’s Baton Relay, that kicked off its tour on March 13 .
While addressing those present at KICC, the cabinet secretary for Sports Hassan Wario said that Kenya started to participate in the Commonwealth games in 1954 and so far they have attended 15 editions of the same.
Wario added that the aim of the Queen’s Baton is to embrace diversity among different nations that are part of the commonwealth community.
The Commonwealth games symbol will be travelling 240 thousand kilometers across the globe before reaching Australia the host of the 2018 Commonwealth games.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was also present at KICC to witness the receivership of the Queens Baton Realy.