Governor Mike Sonko treats the Kenya Morans to a hero’s welcome after making history in Mali

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko gave the Kenya Men’s basketball team a hero’s welcome on Monday. The Kenya Morans made it to the final of the FIBA Afrocan tournament where they lost to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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It was the first time the team had ever reached a major final in Africa and served the fans some memorable moments en route to the final. The Morans lost 61-82 to a very Superior Congolese side but still gave Kenyans a reason to smile. Kenya’s main man and tournament top scorer Tyler Okari scored a match-high 21 points but his effort was not good enough to help Kenya overcome DRC.

Interestingly, both teams had an earlier meeting in the Group Stages of the tournament with Congo again emerging victorious.

Once back home, Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was at the airport to welcome the country’s new sporting heroes.

Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka also got in on the act.

The team was also taken through an open bus tour around Nairobi by one of Sonko’s rescue team vehicles.

Well done to the team!

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