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'Mcheza Kwao Hutuzwa' - Kenyan Olympic Star Rewarded With a Government Job

Kenya bagged 10 medals in total that included 4 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes in the just-concluded Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. One of the athletes who got a silver medal was on Wednesday, August 11 rewarded with a government job because of his latest exploits.

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony announced that 800m medalist Ferguson Rotich was given the role of Goodwill Ambassador to help fight drug and substance abuse in the County. The appointment of the 31-year-old came after Rotich paid a visit to Governor Chepkwony.

“The 2020 Tokyo Olympic 800m silver medalist, Ferguson Rotich appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against Drugs and Substance abuse in Kericho County. Governor Paul Chepkwony made the appointment after receiving the athlete in his office today,” Kericho County wrote on their social media page as quoted by

The experienced middle-distance runner clocked 1:42.54 minutes several seconds shy of another Kenyan, Emmanuel Korir. Rotich presented his country in the 2013 World Championship and was a gold medalist in the 4×800m relay in the 2014 IAAF.

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