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Governor Stephen Sang and Athlete Beatrice Chepkoech Appear on Prestigous List
October 3, 2019
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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and athlete Beatrice Chepkoech have appeared on a list of 100 influential young Africans. The list which was compiled by the Africa Youth Awards, also contained the world’s best teacher Peter Tabichi and other successful young Kenyans like Lizz Ntonjira, Adelle Onyango, and Larry Madowo.
Governor Stephen Sang shot to fame in August of 2017 when he was elected the youngest governor in Kenya’s history, taking over from Governor Alex Tolgos who was elected in Elgeyo Marakwet County in 2913. Sang was elected at the age of 29, which was even younger than Tolgos’ age when he was elected – in his early thirties.
Governor Sang was the Senator of Nandi County before he ran for governorship of Nandi.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am elated to have made it to the list of most influential young people in Africa by the Africa Youth Awards. The future of our continent lies in her youthful generation and we appreciate the fact that young people are going out of their way to change our continent. <a href="https://t.co/8674JPcYAo">pic.twitter.com/8674JPcYAo</a></p>— Stephen Sang (@Araap_Sang) <a href="https://twitter.com/Araap_Sang/status/1179778448388247552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 3, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Beatrice Chepkoech is the 3000 meter steeplechase gold medalist. The golden girl has managed to come first in Doha 2019 during the World Championships, Ostravia 2018 during the IAAF Continental Cup, and in Nigeria 2018 during the African Championships.
The 28-year-old Kericho born athlete goes by @beasteeple on Twitter.