Kenya embraces a moment of unity breaking attendance record at IAAF World under-18 event

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    Kenyans took to social media to embrace a moment of unity where they kept politics aside and came together to support the country in the IAAF World Under-18 Championships.

    In a welcome break from partisan politics, Kenyans from all walks of life enjoyed the show of unity at the Kasarani stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

    Many flocked to social media to express the pride for how Kenyans came together to support their country in the youth championships.

    The event was officially opened on by President Uhuru Kenyatta last week. He said that he was honored that Kenya was hosting the event.

    Politicians were also not left behind as Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto also graced the event. The two were captured sharing a jovial moment at the event.

    Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga share a light moment at Kasarani Stadium during the IAAF World under 18 championships
    Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga share a light moment at Kasarani Stadium during the IAAF World under 18 championships

    The IAAF which was organizing the event congratulated Kenyans on breaking the attendance record for the event after 50,000 turned out.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier waived the entrance fees for the event which bolstered the attendance.

    Many on social media said that they hoped that Kenyans would conduct themselves in the same manner and put country first during the elections which are about three weeks away.

    Veteran journalist Jeff Koinange hailed the unity that Kenyans had shown sharing photos of himself with a boisterous crowd at the event.

    The event concluded on Sunday with Team Kenya scooping 15 medals but finishing fourth overall.

    The Kenyans youngsters harvested 4 gold medals, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals.

    South Africa topped the medals table by scooping 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

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