July 17, 2024

Security scare as DP Gachagua falls during 100 metre race (VIDEO)

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Security scare as DP Gachagua falls during 100 metre race

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua falls during a 100-metre race in Tinderet, Nandi County

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua falls during a 100-metre race in Tinderet, Nandi County. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, January 7, suffered a slight fall during a 100-metre race in Tinderet, Nandi County. 

Gachagua slipped and collapsed two meters short of the finish line in the Tinderet Barngetuny Mountain Run while leading. 

Security officers and other dignitaries participating in the event quickly rushed to the DP’s rescue. 

However, despite the fall, DP Gachagua went on to finish in 59 seconds to win the 100-meter race. 

 Head of Public Service Felix Koskei finished second in the race after the DP Gachagua. 

The fall was minor as the Deputy President did not suffer any visible injury and was all smiles after winning the race. 

“Kenya is teeming with talented, world-beating athletes to be tapped and nurtured to reap big from their talents,” Gachagua had stated moments before the race. 

Tinderet Barngetuny Mountain Run National Championship in Nandi County was attended by thousands of runners and sports enthusiasts across the country. 

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Gachagua noted that it was a great initiative to nurture talents in the region describing Nandi as Home of Champions.

Other leaders who participated in the race include; Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, Deputy Governor Yulita Mitei, Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei, and Sports Principal Secretary Peter Tum. 

The event was also graced by parliamentarians from the region; Julius Melly (Tinderet), Maryanne Kitany (Aldai), Abraham Kirwa ( Mosop), Josses Lelmengit (Emgwen), Bernard Kitur (Nandi Hills), Paul Biego, (Chesumei), Hillary Kosgei (Kipkelion West), Joseph Cherorot (Kipkelion East), and Zipporah Kering (EALA). 

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