I recently had a heated argument with my colleagues from Kenya and Tanzania over Steven Kiprotich’s Nationality.
They claimed Kiprotich is Kenyan, something I greatly detested.
Am glad a friend blogger made a point here.
We are all East Africans, so this business of he belongs here or there should stop and let us embrace the fact that he belongs to us all but ofcourse from Uganda.
But, wait, Why cant the Kenyan Kiprotich also be Ugandan?
The curtains fell at the 2012 Olympics in London on Sunday. At the beginning, China and USA were the center of attention, in terms of raking in medals. To some, the competition between the two countries was worth talking and writing home about.
Uganda, where I come from, was nowhere on the medal radar for the better part of the competition. Former World 3000 meters steeplechase champion, Dorcas Inzikuru and long distance runner, Moses Kipsiro, whom Ugandans had heavily banked on for medals, were a no-show too. All hope lost.
This was the status quo until Sunday 12th August, the last day of the Olympics, when Stephen Kiprotich won the 42 km marathon.
Kiprotich broke out of a three-man pack late in the race to win Uganda’s country’s first-ever gold medal in a distance race at the Olympics, finishing in two hours, eight minutes, one second, ahead of Kenyans…
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