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Estonian President’s 10km marathon at Karura forest

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Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday showed her prowess as she ran a distance of 10km at Karura Forest.

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday showed her prowess as she ran a distance of 10km at Karura Forest.

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Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday showed her prowess as she ran a distance of 10km at Karura Forest.

Kaljulaid was accompanied by Kenyan marathoners including Douglas Wakiihuri, Tegla Loroupe, and Catherine Ndereba.

In the pictures shared by the foreign affairs ministry, the Estonian president was seen exercising after a run at the forest.

The Estonian President was at the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters, Karura Forest to participate in the run and later took part in an environmental event spearheading sustainable forestry.

President Kersti Kaljulaid became Estonia’s first head of state to make an offical visit to Kenya this week to promote “business diplomacy” between the two countries.

Before the race, the president attended a cocktail party held on Thursday night in her honor.

The party was hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.

The event was attended by government officials including Chief Justice Martha Koome, Foreign affairs PS Macharia Kamau, ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Eliud Kipchoge among others.

The two Heads of States noted with satisfaction the existing bilateral cooperation in various sectors particularly ICT and innovation in which Estonia is widely acclaimed as a global pace setter. 

The pair discussed bilateral relations, cooperation in the UN Security Council, the COVID-19 situation in Africa and the world, and digital options for supporting developing societies.