The iconic Barclays Premier League trophy landed in Kenya on Sunday, courtesy of Airtel just a few months after Coca Cola brought us the world cup trophy. This is a part of a three year tour where it is expected to go through The Middle East, Asia and Africa. The trophy was received by president Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by the cabinet secretary for sports Dr Wario and the British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr. Christian Turner at Statehouse Nairobi.
The trophy is expected to grace the Airtel Rising Stars championships in partnership with Manchester United and Kenya Secondary School Sports Association in an attempt to promote football talent. Yesterday the trophy made a stop at Classic 105 offices along Waiyaki way and then proceeded to controversial Nairobi Senator’s office at KICC. Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko got the opportunity to hold the trophy before the public was later allowed to take photos and see it at close range. The senator could not wai to share his excitement and he took to Facebook to post these pictures.
I had the pleasure to receive the English Premier League (EPL) Trophy from Manchester United officials who paid me a courtesy call this morning in my capacity as the Senator for this great lovely Nairobi City.You can also join us for photo session with the trophy at Kicc from 10:30am to 3PM.We should see Football as something that unites us but sio separation #Trophy TourKe