22 May 2018

Kenya: Smart or Dumb Move - What's Your Verdict On Nyeri Governor's Goat Race?

Governor Mutahi Kahiga has stirred up an interesting debate on social media after sharing a video of a goat race which he officiated during the second Nyeri town tourism and cultural festival.

The video, which has since gone viral, shows spectators lined up on either side of a makeshift racing course measuring about 50meters.

The goats and their handlers are meanwhile standing at the starting point waiting for the whistle before they all start running to the finish line.

According to the governor the goat derby was sponsored by the National Bank of Kenya.

"Starting off the goat race (one of the cultural events) at Dedan Kimathi Kamukunji stadium, Nyeri town during the 2nd day of Nyeri Tourism and Cultural Festival. The goat derby has been sponsored by the National Bank of Kenya," wrote governor Mutahi.

Netizens expressed mixed reactions with a majority seeing sense in the rare spectacle. Here are some of their reactions.

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