OMANYALA clocks 10.00secs to break national record, coming third in Heat One of the 100m semis at the Tokyo #Olympics. #TeamKenya

Kenyan leaders, among them, Siaya Senator, James Orengo, congratulated Ferdinand Omanyala for the great achievement. In his Twitter account, James Orengo, @orengo_james, tweeted "Congratulations Emmanuel Korir for qualifying for the finals of the men's 800M at the Tokyo Olympics. It was great to also see sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala set a new National Record of 10.00seconds in 100M semi finals despite not qualifying for the finals. Congratulations!",

The University of Nairobi Management, Staff and Students are happy to cheer one of their own set national records and putting the University of Nairobi flag  on the world map. In his honour, the University of Nairobi Corporate Affairs organized a watch party, where members of the public, staff and students can see the events as they happen live from Tokyo. The watch party was hosted at Taifa Hall, Main Campus.