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Former Kenyan chief walks 350km in stadium appeal

John Chebii

John Chebii

A former chief has walked 350km (217 miles) to Kenya’s capital Nairobi, to appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to finish building work on a stadium in his home region that stalled years ago.

John Chebii began his walk on 26 August at his home in Baringo county, in western Kenya. The Standard newspaper quotes the 61-year-old as saying he wore out two pairs of shoes during his journey.

He’s also quoted as saying police officers stationed in road blocks along the highway offered him lunches and encouragement.

Chebii braved sunny weather in Baringo and Nakuru counties to cold weather in Limuru and Nairobi. He says he is optimistic the president will agree to meet him, though he hasn’t secured an appointment.

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