Kenyans have lamented after athletes who represented the nation were not accorded a warm welcome back to the country. Photos have been doing rounds of marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, and his counterparts arriving back from Tokyo without any government official on standby to receive them.
This has infuriated many Kenyans who believe that the athletes deserve a dignified welcome that befits their achievements in the just concluded international competitions.
Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen also joined in in sharing the disappointments claiming the government failed the athletes and Kenyans at large. Nominated senator Millicent Omanga also took to her social media platforms to attack the government claiming the athletes were “smuggled” back to the nation like outcasts.
“So disappointed. Whole other countries organized grand homecoming ceremonies for their athletes, our athletes who raised our flag high in Tokyo have been smuggled back into the country like outcasts. Hii madharau itaisha tu,” Omanga posted.
Things were however opposite for Ugandan athletes. The athletes received a heroic welcome and have allegedly been awarded SUV vehicles by their government. They are also set to be hosted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today.