Telecommunication company, Safaricom has awarded Kenyan athlete Faith Kipyegon Ksh 2 Million for breaking two world records in one week.

PHOTO: Safaricom Awards Faith Kipyegon Ksh 2 Million 

The two-time Olympic champion clocked 3:49.11 and 14:05.20 in 1500m and 5000m at Florence Diamond League and Paris Diamond League, respectively, to become the new world record holder in the respective races.

PHOTO: Double world record holder Faith Kipyegon 

A wall mapping of Kipyegon was also put on display at the 29-floor skyscraper in CBD.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa lauded the athlete for her stellar performance and for flying the Kenyan flag high on the global map.

"At Safaricom, we are committed to supporting talents. We appreciate and feel proud of what Faith has achieved and for her stellar performance, breaking two world records in one week. I believe this will help motivate many more talents in the country."

He lauded Kipygeon as a role model to young women, adding: "We will continue to be involved in sports because we know sports is a source of inspiration and a passion for many Kenyans."

This comes after the government handed her a house in Nairobi worth Sh6 million and an additional Sh5 million cash.

President William Ruto said it will be the same for all the other world record breakers that will come after Faith Kipyegon.

Congratulations Faith Kipyegon.