President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday handed over the Kenyan flags to teams that will represent Kenya at three major upcoming athletics events.
The President handed over flags to the Kenya Paralympic Team to the London Athletics Championships, the Deaf Team Kenya to the Summer Deaflympic Games to be held in Turkey and the team that will represent Kenya at the World U18 Championships that will kick off in Nairobi in a few days time.
President Uhuru urged the athletes to make Kenya proud, telling them that Kenyans will support and pray for them.
He told the junior athletes that the Government counts on them to give Kenya a positive image as the country hosts athletes from all over the country.
“We count on you to show your country in the best light possible. Be accommodative and helpful to your fellow athletes from around the world. This is an opportunity for us to showcase our country and we are counting on you,” said the President.
The Junior Athletics championship will kick off next week and will be hosted at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.