Nairobi is to host the World U-20 Athletics Championship in 2020 and clearly this presents an opportunity for Kenya to showcase it’s future stars.
Athletics is a national treasure for the East African giants but recent happenings have suggested otherwise as a somewhat over ambitious move to upgrade sports facilities has left athletes travelling for several kilometers from one end of the country to other just to train. Most running tracks have been closed for months pending rehabilitation. Time is running out.
Note that Nairobi previously hosted the U-18 World IAAF Championship in 2017 with outstanding results as over 60,000 people attended the event at the Moi International Sports Center.
We speak with Collins Okinyo a sports journalist in Nairobi, to detail the situation of athletes and infrastructures in Kenya.