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In an event held at State House, Nairobi, Ruto commended them for a good job done in raising the country’s flag high.
“Every time the National Anthem was played, I felt like a global leader in every aspect. It wasn’t me or CS Ababu Namwamba or anyone else who made it happen. It was you. So, you have our goodwill and support because you guys are great,” said Ruto.
Among those awarded include Faith Kipyegon, Mary Moraa, and Kenya’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers.
Kipyegon for bagging two gold medals was awarded Sh4 million while Moraa got herself Sh2 million.
Malkia Strikers together with their officials were awarded Sh4.3 million while the teams which engaged in beach games went home with Sh3.2 million.
Others who got awarded include youths who took part in the Youth Commonwealth games.
The event also saw the launching of Talanta Plaza, the official sports house for the sports department under the Ministry of Sports.
According to Ruto, having everything under one roof will help manage and cater to the needs of sportsmen in the country with ease.