On Tuesday, Nike Inc. New York unveiled part of Team Kenya’s competition kit. Timothy Cheruiyot, world 1,500m champion, modeled in the men’s athletics competition kit alongside athletes from other countries including Brazil and the USA.
If the reactions that the Kenyan kit has elicited online are anything to go by, then Kenyans are truly dissatisfied with the kit’s design. The poor reception of the kit by the Kenyan populace was mainly attributed to its lack of a Kenyan theme.
Dissatisfied Kenyans have since taken the matter to their own hands by starting a petition on Change.org in an effort to get Nike to redesign the 2020 Kenyan Olympic Kit.
The campaign that sought to get 10,000 signatures has already garnered over 7,000 signatures in less than 48 hours since it was started.
Here is what netizens had to say of Kenya’s 2020 Olympic kit:
Spot on! Nike were given a brief, they answered it !
— Brian Okutoyi ESQ. (@BrianOkutoyi1) February 6, 2020
— ¶Diser¶© (@D_diser) February 6, 2020
@Nike, The Kenyan kits for the Olympics are just horrible.
Honey comb!…. seriously?
Why couldn't you assign whoever designed Super eagle's 2020 jerseys the task of designing team Kenya's Olympics kit? pic.twitter.com/nCkIbc44LO
— Oscar Ingoi (@OscarIngoi) February 6, 2020
What do you think of Kenya’s 2020 Olympic Kit?