CATCH THE BALL: President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Sevens Rugby team simulate a line-out when the president was presented with the winners’ trophy from the Singapore leg of the World Sevens Series at State House, Nairobi on April 21, 2016. Photo/PSCU
[VIDEO] Uhuru rewards Kenya Sevens team with Sh10 million after Singapore triumph
President Uhuru Kenyatta has rewarded the national Sevens Rugby team a Sh10 million cash prize after they won the main cup title at the Singapore leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Kenyatta hosted the team at State House on Thursday afternoon and congratulated them for their exemplary performance during the tournament last weekend.
“That Sunday was a good day for millions of Kenyans who were watching the game, not only in Kenya but also other Kenyans living in other countries,” Uhuru said.
Kenya beat the defending champions Fiji 30-7 in a scintillating final, exacting revenge after the Pacific island nation pipped Shujaa in the two previous tournaments.
Uhuru also said that he will sign the Anti-Doping Bill on Friday after senators unanimously passed it during Thursday afternoon’s plenary session.
“I will sign the Anti-Doping Bill tomorrow, so nobody has a reason to say that we are not going to Rio,” Uhuru added.
The Bill is supposed to be signed into law before May 2, which is the deadline imposed on Kenya by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).