The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Madoka Half Marathon Thrills Taita Residents

There was lots of fun at Ngerenyi area in Mwatate, Taita, last Saturday as the Safaricom Madoka half marathon competition was held. Residents had a rare opportunity to run alongside some of the country's greatest athletes.

Several prizes were up for grabs with the jackpot prize of Sh100,000 going to Paul Karanja Kinyanjui who won the men's half marathon.

The patron of the event, who is former Mwatate MP Marsden Madoka, said the event is aimed at tapping the athletics potential among the locals. "This event is aimed at unearthing the potential among the young athletes from the region," said Madoka.

In attendance were Kenya Revenue Authority director Kiti Kitiabi, Kibuga Kariithi and Taita Taveta governor aspirant John Murutu.

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