QUEENS BATON IN NGONG HILLS

 

QUEENS BATON IN NGONG HILLS

The Queens Baton went into its second and final leg in Kenya in Ngong Hills. This leg of the relay was themed around the sustainability theme of the Commonwealth Games. The baton went into Ngong Hills a key training facility for Kenyan Athletes and champions.

Ngong hills is an environment conservation area with a forest which promotes use of sustainable process in its conservation including Wind power generation, promotion of reuse, recycle and reduce. Ngong hills also discourages the use plastic bottles within its premises. As part of the leg, athletes in the relay planted trees in the forest.

The second day also saw athletes represent the Matatus Culture around town as a culture growth in Kenya as the baton was carried in the matatus- Manyanga.

The baton bearers include: Huruma Kids, Ferdinard Omanyala the fastest man in Africa, World Champion and two-time Olympian Hellen Obiri, Olympian Faith Ogallo, Angela Okutoyi amongst other athletes. The hike to the top of Ngong hills was led by 5,000m Olympic Gold Medalist John Ngugi 1988 Summer Olympics.

The relay also went to Statehouse where the First lady, H.E. Margaret Kenyatta received the baton.

The baton leaves Kenya for Uganda tomorrow.