The University of Embu has staged a half marathon event designed to raise funds with a target of Ksh. 10 billion with the primary objective of providing financial support to underprivileged students.
Speaking during the event, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kiplagat Kotut highlighted that the endowment fund has already made a significant impact, aiding 600 needy students who might have otherwise dropped out due to financial constraints.
“The fund’s primary purpose is to assist economically disadvantaged students within our institution, along with supporting various projects,” he articulated.
Notably, the Inaugural University of Embu Endowment Half Marathon crowned Michael Kamau, a Harbin Marathon Gold medalist from China, as the victor, clocking an impressive time of 1:03:58.
Additionally, Joyce Wanjugu secured the top position in the women’s category with a time of 1:17:41.
The MP of Manyatta Gitonga Mukunji advocated for increased financial support from the Ministry of Sports to bolster emerging talent in sports.
By Brian Kaleti
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