Wow Video/Photos:Heroic welcome as Kenyan athletes jet back
Kenyans turned up in large numbers to welcome the team that claimed the overall title at the nine-day competition, bagging seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
Outstanding performers included Nicholas Bett who won Kenya’s first ever gold in the 400 meters hurdles race, Julius Yego with the third longest javelin throw (92.72 meters), and Asbel Kiprop who won the 1500 meters race despite having a flu.
First to receive the team at the JKIA was Deputy President William Ruto, who hosted the athletes to breakfast at his residence in Karen, Nairobi county.
This was despite an initial communiqué by Athletics Kenya saying the athletes would be hosted to breakfast at the KICC.
Other leaders who welcomed the team included Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Tourism CSW Phyllis Kandie, and Sports and Culture’s Hassan Wario.
Members of the Kenya Bikers Association and the Kenya Roller Skating team also received the athletes.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will host the team to a breakfast at State House, Nairobi on Thursday.