Prince William donates soccer balls, uniforms, and plays football with pupils in Kenya

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 01, 2018
07:41 A.M.
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On Sunday, Prince William arrived in Laikipia, Kenya. This marked his final stop on his tour of Africa where he also met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.


Besides meeting with the president, William had the opportunity to play football. He also handed out footballs and t-shirts.

Prince William visited the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) in Nanyuki on his last tour date in Kenya. He wore military clothing at the military base before joining the troops in their training.

The prince visited in his role as the Colonel General of the Irish Guards. He joined over 100 soldiers for military drills and got information on the progress of their training for active duty.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The Irish Guards are part of the British military personnel who train within the East African country under BATUK.

Later on, William took part in a corporate social responsibility exercise at Ol Maisor Primary School in Sosian. There he handed out sports equipment, shoes and Aston Villa club shirts donated by the military to the students.


Aston Villa is the British football club that the prince supports. The prince also took a moment to play some football during his visit.

Footage showed him missing 3 goals during a friendly game, before scoring. It’s been reported that the military would construct classrooms and drill boreholes in the school's compound.


Present at the event was Defense Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi and Laikipia North MP Sarah Korere. On the same day, the prince also made time to see Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

During the meeting, William discussed wildlife conservation in Nairobi. Sunday was the conclusion of William’s seven-day tour of Africa where he visited Namibia, Tanzania, and Kenya.

Last Monday he arrived in Namibia on the first leg of his tour. His tour was for him to learn more about wildlife conservation in Africa ahead of a London-based wildlife conference this month.

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