It a heroes welcome for Shujaa
Kenya's winning rugby sevens team Shujaa arrived back hoe to a heroic welcome as Kenyans celebrated first win of the World Series.
The dancers some donning the Kenyan flag - lined up on both sides of a red carpet as the players stepped off a flight from Singapore, where they won their first World Series leg after beating Fiji 30-7 on Sunday.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario led Kenyan in welcoming the team. Others were Kenya Airways chairman Dennis Awori, Kenya Airways chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze, Kenya Rugby Union chairman Richard Omwela and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
The victorious team was chauffeured from the airport in two limousines that were provided by Mike Sonko Rescue Team, into Ole Sereni Hotel where they had lunch.
Mr Ngunze announced the airline’s reward to the 17 players of $1,000 (Sh101,000) each, Mr Wario said his ministry will give the team Sh2 million while Senator Sonko pledged Sh100,000 for each player.
The result adds Kenya to the list of teams in the running to win the inaugural Olympics tournament in Rio de Janeiro later this year.
Wario urged them to help Kenya increase its Olympic medal tally which traditionally has come from track events.
The team is been hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House this afternoon