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Kip Keino Classic receives Kshs 20 million sponsorship from ABSA Bank

The second edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour will have 185 athletes who have confirmed to participate on Saturday (18) at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

The Kip Keino Continental Tour has received a financial boost after ABSA Bank sponsored the event to a tune of Kshs 20 million.

Kenya will be hosting the Kipkeino Classic tour for the second time in a row after hosting the first edition last year at the Nyayo National Stadium.

“It is very exciting to see Kenyan athletes do well and it is in this regard that we have partnered with Athletics Kenya for the Continental Tour. As a brand, we draw inspiration from our athletes and I believe the partnership will not only boost the event but also promote tourism through the event,” said Jeremy Awori , the bank’s Chief Executive Officer.

Athletics Kenya president Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said that they opted for Kasarani owing to the increased number of entries and the success the facility has had in hosting global events.

“It will be a bigger and more exciting event than last year. 80 athletes have registered for the national events while the discretionary and core events has attracted 185 athletes,”

The meet director, Barnabas Korir who is also the Youth and Development chairman, further stated that, “fans who intend to watch the proceedings from the stands will have to wait for the outcome as negotiations between his office and relevant authorities are ongoing.”

Former Nairobi City Boss floors Central Bank Governor

Former Nairobi County Government Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe showed his grit and running pace to win the 800 meters athletics CEO’s race during the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB) Inter Bank’s annual event held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) in Nairobi on Saturday.

Igathe returned 3:26.09 amid thunderous cheers, hardly 24 hours of joining the financial institution as the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof. Patrick Njoroge a second place finisher last year found the tough going to settle for fifth place in 3:40.04.

Gilbert Alela of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB) returned 3:31.06 to claim the second spot as Paramount Bank’s Ayaz Merali completed the last podium finish in 3:32.01.

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group Chief Executive Officer Joshua Oigara was fourth by clocking 3:35.01 ahead of the Central Bank Governor.

Former Nairobi County Government Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe, of
Equity Bank being congratulated by colleagues after winning the 800m
Ceo’s race of the Inter Bank’s championships at the Kenya School of
Monetary Studies (KSMS).

The Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of NIC Bank Group, John Gachora settled for sixth position by clocking 3:50.08 ahead of Jeremy Awori Managing Director, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Barclays Bank of Kenya in seventh place in 4:08.01.

The Standard Chartered Bank Chief Executive and Chairman of the Kenya Bankers of Association (KBA) Lamin Manjang was eighth in a time of 4:35.01 as the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Post Bank) Managing Director Sylvester Obuon was ninth in 5:05.06.

Athletics competition will take place on the final day of the championships on September 29 just before the closing ceremony.

The participating banks include Bank of Africa, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Chase Bank, Citi Bank, Commercial bank of Africa, Consolidated bank, Co-operative Bank, Credit bank,

Diamond Trust Bank, Equity Bank, Eco Bank, Housing Finance Group and Kenya Bankers Sacco.

Others include I&M Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Post Bank, National Bank of Kenya, NIC, Standard Chartered, Prime Bank, Platinum Credit, Agricultural Finance Corporation, Gulf African Bank Housing Finance Victoria Commercial Bank, Kenya Bankers Association, KPMG and Technical University (TUK) Banking Finance students