It was fan, pomp and colour when the first lady of the Republic of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta officially opened the world U20 athletics championships on Tuesday evening at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani Stadium.
Kenyatta who is also the event patron said that World U20 Championships is a milestone for Kenya and the rest of Africa.
“The stakeholders and media have played a critical role in ensuring that this event is successful. I’m impressed with the young men and women who want to improve the sport by competing in an exciting event and would like to wish them the very best in various field and track events,” she said adding that they young people should pursue their dreams to the highest level.
“I would like to urge all the athletes, officials and all those participating in making the event a success to follow the protocols for the Covid-19 so that we can have a free and healthy championship by the end of five days,” she added.
The opening ceremony was also attended by World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, Athletics Kenya president Gen (rtd) Jackson Tuwei and Sports CS Joe Okudo.