Absa Kenya has announced they will be doubling their sponsorship for fourth edition of the Kip Keino Classic scheduled for May 13 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Speaking at the Safari Park Hotel Nairobi during the launch, the group’s managing director Abdi Mohamed announced sponsorship of Sh 60 million, up from Sh 23m the bank released for last year’s event.
As announced, Sh50 million will go towards the cash prizes and logistics, while the Sh10m will cover expenses for this year’s Sirikwa Classic World Athletics Cross Country Tour that was held February 4 in Eldoret and for Team Kenya for the just ended Africa Athletics Under-18 and Under-20 Championships.
“This is our biggest investment, and we are so proud of it.” “We have now spent close to Sh 100m in three editions of Kip Keino Classic now,” said Mohamed.
Mohamed, as he added over the sponsorship cheque to Sports Principal Secretary Jonathan Mueke, and Kip Keino Meet Director Barnaba Korir and Meet manager Kennedy Tanui, said the drive to fund sports in the country is derived from their “Äfricanacity” campaign that embraces the African spirit that always finds unique ways of getting things done regardless of the situation.