On Thursday, March 17, the Kenyan Olympic medalists accompanied Prime Minister Raila Odinga to the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi to stand in solidarity with the people of Japan.
They expressed their sympathy in Japanese, as many of them lived and trained in Sendai, Japan where the earthquake hit hard.
The athletes included Douglas Wakihuri, Samuel Wanjiru, John Kanyi, Lucy Kabuu, Jacinta Wanjiru. Ms. Kabuu asked Japan residents not to give up. “God is with you,” she said.