Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will join us in Boston on April 15th to celebrate Kenyan runners. The Prime Minister will visit the RUN with KENYANS exhibit at the Boston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the Hynes Convention at approximately 4:00PM on Friday April 15 and later proceed to the Back Bay Events
Center where a ceremony to honor Kenyan marathon champions will be held from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. You are all welcome to join PM Raila Odinga and other fans of Kenyan runners this April in Boston.
From left to right: Aoko Midiwo-Odembo, Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, Ambrose Faturoti representing Governor Deval Patrick, and Bishop Joshua Wambua at a past Jamhuri Day Celebration.
Ambassador Odembo and the Ambassador's Council join forces with Run with Kenyans. The Kenyan ambassador to the U.S., Elkanah Odembo, is actively involved in plans to celebrate Kenyan runners in Boston this April. Ambassador Odembo, who ran the Boston Marathon in 1979,
has tapped into his networks to engage such key personalities as Prime Minister Raila Odinga, ace American runner Joan Benoit Samuelson, Governor Deval Patrick and Boston's Mayor Menino. Run with Kenyans is also working with the Ambassador's Council in event organizing and mobilizing the people.
Athletics Kenya grants official recognition to Run with Kenyans.
to see the letter from Secretary General
Run with Kenyans Directors Wilson Kiriungi, Robert "Mwafrika“ Cheruiyot and Marco Peterson
Run with Kenyans is working with Robert Cheruiyot to establish The Robert Cheruiyot Foundation.
The foundation, to be formally announced at the Boston Marathon in April 2011, will enable American donor families
to sponsor promising Kenyan runners to help advance their participation in running, as well as their general education in Kenya.
to read more.
Partnership with Brand Kenya Board gets press coverage in Kenya.
to see article.
Wilson Kiriungi opens the Wahome Foot Bridge in Mugumo.
Wahome Foundation built the foot bridge
(and bought the adjoining farms for access) so villagers can safely cross. Two years ago, a child was swept away trying to
get to school when the waters were swollen by rains. Click here
to read more.