The past weekend will remain memorable to most Kenyans after Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in history to run a marathon in under 2 hours.
Every Kenyan will agree that Kipchoge’s feat sparked jubilant scenes across the country as traffic was brought to a standstill in the capital city Nairobi by the celebrations in front of a giant screen.
Controversial Kenyan Politician and Lawyer Miguna Miguna has now given his two cents on recent elation by Kenyans after Eliud Kipchonge’s win.
While many were excited following Kipchoge’s feat, Miguna remained unimpressed.
Taking to Twitter, Miguna demeaned Kipchoge saying that as the world celebrated Nobel prizes and other achievements Kenyans were busy ululating over runners.
Miguna, who is currently in Canada, added that wars are no longer won by runners implying that Kipchoge’s run was not worth all the celebration.
Below are what Kenyans thought about Miguna’s remarks.
On this, I’ll have to disagree with you Daktari. We can’t all be scientists et al., but we can celebrate our achievements esp. if they inspire us as a nation to come together and be better.
— Polaris 🌟 (@I_Am_Mwiti) October 14, 2019
There’s no problem celebrating runners as much as Kenyans want to. There’s more to life than academia. Tone it down.
— emeldah nyangi (@EmeldahNyangi) October 14, 2019
If running means nothing. What was going on here pic.twitter.com/qcCdPoAA1j
— Lt Colonel Lobengula (@wakitambo) October 14, 2019
People should be free to celebrate every achievement.
We can all excel in physics, economics, medicine etc.
Being a marathon world record holder is a huge achievement requiring lots of practice and dedication. People don’t just wake up one morning, find a race, join and win.
— Ignatius Ochanjo (@ignaochanjo) October 14, 2019
Kipchoge makes history
Kenyans converged at KICC on Saturday to watch as world record holder Eliud Kipchoge made history by becoming the first human to run a marathon in under two hours.
Eliud Kipchoge’s prowess, determination and zeal is an inspiration to many, including top Kenyan R&B and hip hop sensation Nyashinski.
“When I wrote ‘Marathon Runner’, I wanted Kenyans to be proud of who they are. To stop living just basic like we don’t have greatness,” said Nyashinski.