NAKURU HOSTS THE INAUGURAL HALF MARATHON
BY MERCY KIHUGU
Nakuru municipality yesterday hosted the first half Marathon dubbed Stanbic Nakuru City Marathon.
The marathon attracted more than 2,900 runners participating from all over the country and region including Uganda.
The winners included Ebenyo Simiu and Catherine Relin in the 21km race while Daisy Chepkemei and Cornelius Kemboi won the 10km run.
Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that the event was held ahead of the award of the city charter to Nakuru Municipality by the President on Wednesday 1st December 2021.
“We will continue to hold similar events to help nurture talent among the youth and position Nakuru City as a place to live, work and play”. said the Governor.
Additionally,the Governor assured that the forthcoming marathons will also provide a participation opportunity for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) to ensure integration and equality for all.
Stanbic Bank Kenya CEO Charles Mudiwa said that the event was a step into having Nakuru host an international marathon in Kenya.
The event also attracted large enterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises from the municipality to exhibit their products and services.
This is inline with the administration’s manifesto to organize trade and investment exhibitions to help mobilize investment resources and promote business in the county.