Kenyan athletes who were competing in the just concluded IAAF world champions in Beijing have arrived back in the country to a grand welcoming early today at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Deputy President William Ruto, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Sports CS Hassan Wario led other leaders together with friends and relatives of the athletes to welcome the World Champions.
“You have made us proud and made history in the whole world. Kenya is magical, Kenya is a country of tremendous opportunities.
“We have always done well but this is exceptional,” said Ruto.
Bikers from the super Bikers Club, led by blogger and activist Boniface Mwangi, added glamour to the occasion by providing to escort the runners, who were transported by posh vehicles from Chrysler Owners Club together with the fleet of Sonko Rescue Team limousines.
The athletes bagged 16 medals in Beijing (7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze) emerging top of the medal table in the World Championships, beating heavyweights Jamaica and the United States of America, a first in history.
The convoy left for the KICC where the athletes had breakfast with Ruto and other leaders. The team is on scheduled to have breakfast with President Uhuru Kenyatta at Statehouse on Thursday.