A section of Kenyans on Wednesday, August 11, protested the poor reception of athletes who represented the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This was just after the Ministry of Sports failed to welcome the athletes impressively despite registering an impressive performance in the Olympics.
The uproar came just a day after Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic Marathon and World Record Holder, jetted into the country only to be received by family members and friends at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The uproar was more alleged due to the trending hashtag on Twitter thanking Sports CS Amina Mohammed.
The hashtag "Asante Cs Amina" was not taken lightly by netizens who drew comparisons between Kenya and Uganda's reception of their athletes from Tokyo. Kenya was position 19 worldwide and top in Africa on the leaderboard.
However, in Uganda business was at a standstill as the athletes and team officials who jetted at Entebbe International Airport were welcomed impressively. Government officials, family members, officials from various Sports Associations and Federations all waited to receive their heroes and heroines.
The Ugandan athletes on arrival were driven around the city in celebrations. The athletes will be hosted to official launching by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Uganda got two gold medals, a silver and one bronze marking the country's best performance in the Olympics since its first participation in 1956.
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