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Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency in partnership with Kenya Airways flagged off 7 elite athletes to Dubai to participate in the planned Expo Run slated for 19th November 2021 and Dubai Run planned for 26th November 2021 during the ongoing World Expo 2020 Dubai. Among the athletes were seasoned Kenyan stars like  world steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi  Cheboi, Ferdinand Omanyala who is the African 100m record holder, Janet “Eldoret Express”  Jepkosgei  2007 800m gold medalist, Bethwell Biwott Yegon, Priscah  Jeptoo, Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo and Hellen Nzembi Musyoka, all long distance runners who specialize in marathons.

Through the Expo Run, Kenya will position herself as a sport, tourism, investment, innovation and the home of cultural diversity and hospitable people, as well as showcasing her investment opportunities in Agricultural, Meat, Textile, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Housing, Transport and Logistics and Infrastructure sectors.

Starting LineThe event is the first ever Expo Run and will have routes of 3 kilometers, 4 kilometers and 5 kilometers. Around 10, 000 runners are expected to take part in the run, which is a highlight of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge. All eyes at the Expo 2020 Dubai and the world will be at the Kenya Pavilion where the race is scheduled to start at exactly 7am.

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Craftsmen carry out this work using only simple tools. Large knives known as pangas are used to break large soapstone rocks into smaller pieces. Hammers, chisels, files, and smaller knives are reserved for more detailed work. Sometimes craftsmen immerse the soapstone in water, making it slightly softer and easier to carve. Once a piece is finished, it is given to the women who then clean and scrub it as they are culturally obligated to prepare the soapstone for use by the community.  They make sure it is then sanded and polished. Depending on the piece, the soapstone can also be dyed and painted in bright beautiful colors. Men are in charge of mining and carving while women are responsible for sanding, dyeing, painting, and polishing. 



The Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA) is a State Corporation established under the State Corporations Act Cap 446 through Legal Notice No.110 of August 9th, 2019 after a merger between Export Promotion Council and Brand Kenya Board.The Agency’s core mandate is to implement export promotion and nation branding initiatives and policies to promote Kenya’s export of goods and services
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