The government through President Uhuru Kenyatta has contributed KSh 100 million towards the construction of a new library in honour of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge.
While delivering the cheque at the world marathon record holder’s home village at Kapsisiywa in Nandi county on Friday, Education CS Magoha stated the President would personally visit the school and have it commissioned within the next six months.
“President Kenyatta has to day given out KSh 100 million to build a new library in honour of what Kipchoge did for Kenya,” said the CS.
Kipchoge made history as the first man to run a marathon under two hours when he clocked 1:59:40 at the famous “Ineos 1:59 Challenge” on October 12 in Vienna, Austria.
Magoha said the president decided to chip in following a request by Kipchoge who petitioned the President to build a new library and school complex at his home village.
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