Athletics Kenya activities will now be more enhanced after Sportswear manufacturer NIKE donated a 29-seater mini-bus to the Federation.
The Toyota Coaster was officially handed over to Athletics Kenya President Lt Gen (RTD) Jackson K. Tuwei on Friday by Nike Representative Robert Lotwis at AK headquarters in Nairobi.
The bus will help ease transportation of national teams to the training venues in preparations for major championships as well as taking and picking teams from the Airport.
“We are once again very pleased to our NIKE sponsors for broadening their support to our federation. This bus will play a crucial role in easing transportation of our athletes and officials during training camps,” said Lt Gen Tuwei after receiving the bus.
The bus project is part of the Athletics Development programs initiated by Athletics Kenya in order to meet the demands occasioned by the ever-expanding needs of local athletes.
“We have been spending a lot by hiring private buses to take our teams for training and taking and picking them from the airport. We can now channel the resources to other development projects,” said National Treasurer David Miano.
National Olympic Committee of Kenya President Dr Kipchoge Keino, Athletics Kenya Vice President Paul Mutwii and AK Ag CEO Susan Kamau also witnessed the handing over ceremony.
NIKE are the official Sponsors of Athletics Kenya Teams to all the championships and it is responsible of kitting the athletes.