One of Kenya’s greatest long-distance athletes Faith Kipyegon has revealed how she invests her millions obtained from track races. Speaking to Jeff Koinange on Wednesday night she explained that she puts her money in lands where she buys and plants maize.
According to her, she does this in a bid to show the upcoming Athletes the importance of investing the money they get from Winning in various races.
When she was asked whether she was given a house as promised recently, she answered in the affirmative.
“We try to invest and show other athletes that if you get something, just invest. Start buying land and other things. Mi napenda mahindi sana. Nyumba iko, nilipata nyumba”, said faith Kipyegon during the TV interview.
The athlete further advised other athletes to avoid doping as it will dent the image of the country, saying that even the money obtained will soon disappear when one is discovered.
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“Ukikata short cut, hiyo short cut itakurudia tu. Ukikata short cut ata hiyo pesa unapata utaweka wapi? Inabidi ukuwe humble na patient. Faith amekuwa patient, amepata 3 world records, ingine imeenda, nimebaki na mbili. Hiyo ingine tutarudisha”, she added.
Some Kenyans who reacted online Hailed her for making Kenyans proud amid hard economic times.
Below are the comments the reactions online.
Deborah: Despite the economic and political pressure weighing our nation down, sports people like Faith, Kipchoge, and Kiptum to mention a few still make us proud to be Kenyans.
Lemotit: Watching live All The way from Lemotit Areas Londiani First Let me Congratulate Our won Soil Daughter Faith Kipyego Secondly Let me ask how can they motivate young Athletes.
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