Kenya’s National Anthem gained popularity all over the world on Monday after it was played at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday night.
Since the closing ceremony, a lot of foreigners have flooded search engines looking up for the anthem and lauding the inventor of the anthem.
While explicitly stating their thoughts on the composition of the national song, they did a head to head match-up of Kenya’s National anthem with that of other countries.
Many people concluded that the Kenyan one focused more on the people and the land.
Kenya’s anthem was played six times at the Rio Olympics as the country clinched six gold medals in the just concluded games.
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Meanwhile, some of the Kenyan athletes who took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics have allegedly returned secretly from Rio de Janeiro.
They decided to make a secret return in protest against the bad treatment they got from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) officials, before and after the games.
Most of the team members apart from Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong and two-time 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi are said to be among those who have flown back into the country.
Javelin Champion Julius Yego and 3,000m steeplechase Gold medalist Conseslus Kipruto arrived on Monday afternoon secretly, while champions David Rudisha (800m) and Vivian Cheruiyot (5,000m) came in on Saturday and Sunday night respectively.
The athletes boycotted government buses and paid their own fares. Another group didn’t turn up at the Milele Hotel that had been booked for them.
Some others headed to European countries to resume the Diamond league rather than coming home for the celebration.
The athletes have urged the government to make NOCK officials pay for their deeds.
On Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta firmly stated that those who were responsible for the difficulties experienced by the team at Rio de Janeiro will be held responsible for their actions.