Nairobi, June 25 -- Close to 160 athletes affected by Covid-19 pandemic, have benefited from a feeding programme initiated by former world marathon record holder, Patrick Makau and retired athletes from Machakos and Kitui counties.

The athletes have received maize and wheat flour, cooking oil, sugar and rice among other food stuffs worth over Sh200,000.

Makau said most athletes from these regions have been hit hard since the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions were introduced in March.

"Reality is that many athletes, who were established from this area misused their earnings from races. That is something that we can't hide," Makau said. "They have been struggling even to get Sh100 to buy maize flour."

Makau noted that young athletes from sem...