• The championships saw Kenyan sprinting ace Ferdinand Omanyala win the 100M Championship, defeating South Africa’s Akani Simbine with a time of 9.93s.
• CS Amina Mohamed urged Team Kenya to maintain a higher standard of performance going into the World Championship
President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Team Kenya for their sterling performance at the 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships held in Mauritius.
Team Kenya finished top of the medals table, for the fifth time, with ten gold medals, five silver and eight bronze medals.
The tournament saw Kenya's sprinting ace Ferdinand Omanyala win the 100m race, defeating South Africa’s Akani Simbine in a time of 9.93s.
Kenya topped the championship table for the fifth time to showcase the country profile as an African athletics powerhouse.
The President assured the team of the Government's continued support.
Kenya earned its fourth gold at the ongoing Senior Africa Athletics Championships in Reduit, after clinching the men's 4x100m.
The Kenyan quartet of newly-crowned Africa 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Samwel Imeta and Mike Mokamba clocked 39.28 as South Africa (39.79 ) and Zimbabwe (39.81) finished second and third respectively.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed urged Team Kenya to maintain a higher standard of performance going into the World Championship in Oregon and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Amina said the athletes' exceptional results at the just concluded Senior Africa Athletics Championships in Mauritius have once again cemented the country's reputation as a powerhouse.