KENYA READY TO HOST IAAF WORLD U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS

NAIROBI, Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery has declared that Kenya is ready to host a successful IAAF World Under-18 championships between 12-16 Aug.

Nkaissery was speaking when he toured facilities at athlete’s village at the Kenyatta University, for the second time this week.

Nkaiserry who was flanked by Sports counterpart Hassan Wario, local organizing committee chairman Jack Tuwei and the committee’s CEO Mwangi Muthee, also visited Kasarani Stadium, the venue of the global meeting.

Wario commended the progress made in preparing for the event, and with less than 10 days till the event kicks off, he is confident the finer details will be completed by the end of the week.

Athletics Kenya Chairman Jack Tuwei, who doubles up as LOC’s chair has also revealed that former champions will be in attendance to inspire Kenya’s next generation of star athletes.

The athletes will train at the Kasarani stadium, contrary to earlier reports that training would be undertaken at Nyayo National Stadium.

The new blue tartan track at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani will be open for use starting Thursday.

The Athletes’ Village at Kenyatta University will be ready by Tuesday to host close to 3,000 athletes and officials drawn from 131 countries that have confirmed participation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK