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Uhuru congratulates ‘Nation’ journalist for new IAAF role

President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Daily Nation journalist Elias Makori for his new advisory role at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Makori was last week appointed to serve in the Press and Media Operations Advisory Group of the Monaco-based federation.

President Kenyatta sent the laudatory message via his official Twitter handle (@PresidentKE).

“Congratulations @EliasMakori on your appointment at the @iaaforg Media & Press Committee. Well deserved. You have the support of your country,” wrote the head of state.


His deputy William Ruto gave Makori a pat on the back on Sunday. “Congratulations to veteran sports journalist @EliasMakori for his appointment to the @iaaforg media body, that advises the IAAF President,” wrote Mr Ruto.

Makori made the revelation on his Facebook page where he thanked the IAAF President Lord Seb Coe, General Secretary Jean Gracia and the IAAF Council “for their confidence in me and my professionalism”.

“This is a great honour to me, my country Kenya and Africa as a whole. I wish to sincerely thank,” he wrote.

“I promise to walk the extra mile to raise the profile of athletics, assist in the development of better equipped athletics journalists and ensure these journalists ply their trade in an enabling environment by offering President Coe, the IAAF Council and organisers of local and global championships apt professional advice.”

Makori is the Daily Nation’s North Rift regional editor based in Eldoret.