Governor of Uasin Gishu County officialy visits Greece

Photo: At the starting point of the Marathon Run just before the Half Marathon of this year starts.

Hon. Jackson Mandago, Governor of the Uasin Gishu County, arrived on April 4, 2015 for an official visit to Greece invited by Mr. Ilias Psinakis, Mayor of Marathon City, to attend the ceremonies and celebrations on the occasion of the Half Marathon Run on April 5th.

The Half Marathon Run of this year was dedicated to the memory of the Kenyan Marathon Runner Samuel Κamau. During the celebrations of the event, Mrs. Hyvon Ngetich was also honored because of the moving way she succeeded in crossing the finish line during the Austin Marathon on February 2015. But, because of the sad events at the Garissa University, the Municipality Council decided to also dedicate the Half Marathon Run to the victims of the attack. 

Photo: The Hon. Consul Mrs. Vicky Pantazopoulou, Ambassador Mr. Petros Mavroidis and the Governor, Hon. Jackson Mandago.

Hon. Jackson Mandago was accompanied by Mr. Moses Tanui, the renowned Marathon runner, and Mr. David Letting, National Coach and Head Coach of Long Distance Runners.

The Governor discussed with the Mayor issues on future cooperation and on April 5th both parts signed a declaration of intent stating their agreement to explore and pursue means and ways to forge, improve and strengthen viable ties between the two communities in the fields of athletics, culture, education and tourism.

During his stay in Greece the Governor met Ambassador Mr. Peter Mavroidis, Head of the Directorate General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both parts agreed to enhance bilateral relations.