David Rudisha Lands On This High-Paying Job

David Rudisha Lands On This High-Paying Job

In August this year, Kenya’s David Rudisha became the Olympic 800m champion during the global event held in Rio, Brazil. The world record holder over the distance, who is also an Inspector in the Kenya Police Service, has landed on yet another lucrative appointment.
He has been appointed the president of the Confederation of African Athletics athletes’ commission, replacing former world 200m record holder Frankie Fredericks of Namibia.
Rudisha was appointed alongside Mary Amagbenmi (vice president – Nigeria), Hakim Toumi (member – Algeria) and Amandine Affoue (member – Ivory Coast).
In the appointment letter CAA president Kalkaba Malboum said:
“I HAVE CHOSEN YOU FOR MANY OBJECTIVE REASONS, TO LEAD THE DESTINY OF THIS IMPORTANT COMMISSION. FURTHERMORE, WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU PROPOSE A WORK PLAN TO ENABLE THE CAA TO PUT IN PLACE ALL THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR STARTING YOUR ACTIVITIES.”
Rudisha was also invited for a technical committee meeting to be held at the end of the year. He thanked the continental governing body for the new role and promised to ensure the rights of athletes are observed.
“THIS KENYAN ATHLETES GIVEN RECOGNITION. I WILL FIGHT TO ENSURE ATHLETES’ RIGHTS ARE FACTORED AND I WILL ALSO SEEK THE IMPROVEMENT OF INCENTIVES TO PREVENT THE HIGH RATE OF TRANSFER ALLEGIANCE BY ATHLETES FROM THE CONTINENT,” HE SAID ON THURSDAY

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