World 800 metres race champion David Rudisha on Monday donated textbooks worth Sh110,000 to Oltanki Secondary School in Trans Mara West sub county in Narok county.
Rudisha said he is going to liaise with his friends around the globe to support Oltanki Primary School, where he undertook his basic education. Oltanki secondary is an offshoot of the school.
Rudisha encouraged students at the two institutions to work hard, reminding them that he served as the captain at the school where he nurtured his athletics talent.
"During my time at Kilgoris High School, I balanced between my studies and athletics talent. I was able to win the World Junior title In China while in form two, the World Junior title in Burkina Faso while in form three and the World Junior title in Ethiopia while in form four," Rudisha said.
Rudisha, whose father Daniel Rudisha, was a silver medallist in the Mexico City 400 Metres Relay in 1968 and also the headmaster of the school in the early 1990s, asked the students to work hard in class besides pursuing their talents.
"My father juggled the roles of being a teacher and also an athlete in the 1960s when they ran purely as a sign of patriotism to the country and it is a challenge to us to also excel in our studies and also in our sporting activities," Rudisha said.
The ceremony was also attended by Trans Mara West sub county education officer Samuel Sankale, sub county TSC staffing officer Lenny Lanyasunya, school principal Florence Kayo and the school board of management chairman Leposo ole Mutii.