President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the construction of a multimillion library in honour of World best athlete Eliud Kipchoge at Kapsisiywa Secondary School, Nandi Country.
Kapsisiywa Secondary School is located metres away from Kipchoge’s home.
Education Cabinets Secretary George Magoha who was in the company of other officials delivered the letter containing the order to Kapsisiywa Secondary School Principal and also another one to the athlete.
“Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha at Kapsisiywa Sec School, Nandi County where he handed over a letter to Eluid Kipchoge and the School’s Principal containing a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta for the construction of “Eluid Kipchoge” Library…” read a tweet from the Kenya National Exams Council.
Education CS, while delivering the letter, revealed that President Uhuru had donated Ksh100 million to finance the project.
“President Kenyatta has today given out Sh100 million to build a new library in honour of what Kipchoge did for Kenya,” said Magoha.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha at Kapsisiywa Sec School, Nandi County where he handed over a letter to Eluid Kipchoge and the School’s Principal containing a directive from President Uhuru Kentatta for the construction of "Eluid Kipchoge" Library. pic.twitter.com/s1wJEfKoSx
— KNEC (@ExamsCouncil) November 22, 2019
The recent word comes a month after President Uhuru feted the athlete with the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya during the Mashujaa celebrations on October 20th.
Kipchoge made history in Vienna, Austria, after finishing the 42-kilometre race under 2 hours.
The athlete achievements earned him a spot at the Guinness Book of Record.
Kipchoge, an Olympic champion, is also the World recorder holder of the 42-kilometre race after
His record stands at 2:01:39.