Part of Team Kenya kits for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has triggered mixed reactions from Kenyans on social media platforms, as they consider it extremely poor in design.
Most of the critics of some of the kits said it was poorly designed and lacked a Kenyan theme.
Nike on Tuesday in New York unveiled part of Team Kenya’s competition kit and had world 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot model men’s athletics competition kit alongside other countries like the USA, Nigeria and Brazil.
Jack Waiyaki, an ardent athletics fan wrote:
“Tasteless poor design. The name “KENYA” should be clearly seen and dominant. The other kit doesn’t need to be changed. It’s a well known global “trademark” and brand that sends fear to rivals,” said Waiyaki.
Mosdef Apollo said
“Did someone get paid for that? The laziest designer, there is no iota of creativity. Return that thing. It doesn’t befit Kenya,”
Nelson Delzen wrote on Twitter:
“No Kenyan should put on this mitumba uniform. You can’t change our trademark. We have gotten used to our beautiful read and black kits with a white stripe below the armpits. Msituletee hii madoadoa tafadhali”
“Kenya has already lost the Olympics before it starts,” said @Imran Otieno.
Onesmus Kilonzo said:
“Elias Obanyi Makori and Ayumba Ayodi, please pass on the message to Nike that the new design is a sick joke! Honeycomb? Not funny!”