Wario stays focused

The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Hassan Wario has attributed the success of the just concluded World’s Under-18 Championships to proper coordination between all stakeholders tasked to run different errands.
Wario expressed his gratitude to everyone who was involved in organising, upgrading infrastructure, human labour and other sectors for their selfless dedication to the success of the event which left behind an enviable legacy.
“We had the greatest sporting event ever in this country and I wish to thank everyone who was involved in the organisation, especially the inter-ministerial team appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and led by the late Cabinet Secretary for Interior Lt Gen Joseph Nkaissery, and which was extremely important in mobilizing preparations in infrastructure, roads, energy and other sectors.”
He further thanked the President for injecting the required funds into the championships which saw the Local Organizing Committee draft a budget—catering all financial needs.
“I also thank the President for giving the money for the project and leading from the front. I thank the government, Local Organizing Committee, volunteers and everyone else involved because it showed what are able to host a global event.”
Athletics Kenya under the leadership of the late Isaiah Kiplagat, who placed the bid to host the event in 2014, also earned praises from the Cabinet Secretary as his dream was later achieved in three years time.
“I would also like to thank the late Athletics Kenya president Isaiah Kiplagat, who pushed Kenya’s bid to host these championships during our presentation in Monaco in 2014. Wherever he is now, he must be very proud that we pulled it off and staged a great event.”
The success witnessed will see Kenya bid for major championships notably the 2020 World Junior Championships and one of the Diamond League, a similar vision and a dream shared earlier by his Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia and the Local Organizing Committee chairman, Mwangi Muthee.
“From here, Kenya we will now bid for major championships including the World Championships and Diamond League along with other events.”

Row over headquarters set to shape race for Sigowet/Soin seat

Fusion Capital unveils monthly Africa money markets report