Govt announces Ksh 20 million stimulus package for KPL players

Written By: Bernard Okumu

The Government has announced a Ksh 20 million stimulus package for Kenyan Premier League players.

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Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed revealed that each footballer will receive Ksh 10,000 every month from the government to cushion them from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic for the next three months.

The Kenyan Premier League was stopped on 16th March days after the Kenyan government banned public gathering as a measure to control the spread of Covid-19.

Amina said that the government has set aside a total of Ksh 50 Million to cushion Kenyan sportsmen and women from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Elsewhere, on Thursday, June 11, 2020 athletics fans and sports enthusiasts, in general, will be glued to their screens be they handheld or mounted devices to witness a virtual race between Kenya and Norway.

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Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot and Edwin Meli renowned for their exploits over the 1500m race will take on brothers Jacob, Phillip, and Henry  Ingebrigtsen in a race dubbed ‘Mori Impossible Run’ on June 11, 2020.

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The Mori Impossible Run’ will be a 2,000m race simultaneously in two cities Oslo and Nairobi.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed says the duel is a welcome boost to the local Sports industry that is reeling from effects of the global health crisis.

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Commonwealth champion Elijah Manangoi, reigning 1,500m world champion Timothy Cheruiyot  and 800m runner Edwin Meli will race from the refurbished Nyayo National Stadium while Norwegian brothers Jacob, Phillip, and Henry Ingebrigtsen who are no strangers in track and field races will compete from Oslo


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