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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

President Uhuru Kenyatta Receives FIFA World Cup Trophy as it Lands in Kenya

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta received the FIFA World Cup trophy today after the coveted prize finally arrived in Kenya for the second time in history courtesy of Coca-Cola.

The chartered plane carrying the trophy touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in the early hours of the morning. At the airport were Cabinet Secretary for Sports Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario, Coca-Cola-Cola General Manager East Africa Peter Njonjo and Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch who got the first glimpse of the diadem inside the plane.

President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the unveiling of the trophy at Coca-Cola offices in Upper Hill. The president became only the second person in Kenya to lay hands on the trophy after former President Mwai Kibaki in 2009.

The president expressed his gratitude to Coca-Cola and International Football Federation (FIFA) for selecting Kenya as only one of 8 African countries where the trophy is landing during this year’s tour. Coca-Cola Central, East and West Africa Division Head Kelvin Balogun said the trophy tour by Coca-Cola is part of the company’s present to Kenya as she celebrates her 50th anniversary.

The trophy will be on public display at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) where thousands of football lovers will get a chance to take a souvenir picture with the trophy before it departs for Tanzania on Friday. The fans will be treated to high energy performances by among others, Octopizzo, Jaguar, Wyre, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem artist, Brazilian David Correy.

The trophy will be open for public viewing from 9am and fans who don’t have tickets will be given free tickets at the entrance after buying a Coke soda.

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