Pride oozes out of all corners of the Eastern district with locals enthused by the presence of their stars who are camped here as they continue preparations for the Olympics in July.
It is an Olympic year, and every participating country across the world is preparing its athletes for the games that will start in July in the Japanese Capital of Tokyo.
In Uganda, the athletics Federation has almost made it a norm that before any major international competition, the team camps in Kapchorwa mainly because of its challenging terrain that provides the perfect test for the athletes.
Some of the country’s top track and field athletes are already up at the Boma grounds ready to start their usual routine as they shape for the upcoming Olympics.
Stephen Kiprotich, who is yet to qualify for this year’s games and Paralympic ace, David Emong, says it is the sacrifice it takes to win gold at the biggest stage in the sport.
On the different hills of Kapchorwa are the big mansions belonging to the district’s golden boys Kiprotich and Joshua Cheptegei.
Clearly, the success of these athletes has had a positive impact on not only the image of the district and Sebei Sub-region at Large but has also attracted infrastructural development.