As the commonwealth are underway, there are some moments that have caught several people’s eyes.
Particularly was an incident at Commonwealth Games Athletics 2022 after an emotional Colombian boy who was sitting behind the rails or stands holding a peculiar card written in Swahili, begged for Kenyan jersey from athlete Felix Korir.
The boy had used a modern translator to translate Spanish into Kiswahili. On the card, he wrote; “Habari, mimi ni mwanariadha na ningejivunia kuvaa shati ya Kenya katika mbio zangu, ungenipa?”
In English, the card translated, “Hello, I am an athlete and would be honoured to wear a Kenyan jersey during my races, are you willing to give me one?”
The card was so unique that it caught the athlete’s attention. This brought out an extraordinary reaction from Athlete, Felix Korir. He expressed both shock and impression at the same time.
This was a creative art and love from a total stranger. On seeing this, Athlete, Felix Korir removed his top and gave it to the Colombian boy.
Korir embraced the boy as he expressed how loved he felt by the gesture from the young boy. The incident happened at the Pascal Guerrero Olympic Stadium; This is where the commonwealth games are being held.
The neighboring crowd was astonished by the act. They couldn’t believe the amount of love the young athlete had for Felix Korir who is an Athlete from the country, Kenya.
Felix Korir showed the amount of humility he has despite being an applauded athlete who is recognized with great honour from his country.
As the commonwealth games are continuing, Kenya athletes are flying the flag so high as they are winning medals at the pascal guerrero stadium.
Athlete such as Omanyala last weekend won a gold medal for Kenya, him and so many other athletes are making Kenya a proud country.