Young Kenyan student to carry Olympic torch

A young Kenyan boy has been chosen as one of the 8,000 London 2012 Olympic Torch Bearers.

Henry Ochieng’ will be carrying the Olympic Torch on Sunday 22nd July 2012 at 3:00pm, from 119 Rainham Road A125, RM13 7QX, to Victory Road, in the London Borough of Havering.


Henry Ochieng’ will carry the Olympic Torch on 22nd July 2012

Henry, the son of Sam Ochieng’, a leading Kenyan community leader, is a source of pride for Kenyans in the UK.

He is a very inspirational young boy who has excelled in athletics and sports in his school and in Havering.

Henry, 11, plays for West Ham Academy and Essex crickets. He is the fastest runner in Essex, and has won many medals for his school.

He is exceptionally a disciplined time keeper who is never late for any of his activities. Henry has represented his school, St Aubyns, locally and in Europe.

He is also committed to helping the less fortunate children and has donated his sports clothes, shoes and balls to children in Kenya.

Henry visits the children he supports whenever he is on holiday in Kenya to inspire and to teach them technical skills in football and cricket.

He is also very interested in athletics, and has won several medals for Redbridge Schools.

You are invited to come and cheer Henry up on 22nd July 2012 as the Olympic Torch makes the final journey to its destination in East London's Olympic Stadium.

For more information about this brilliant student, please visit


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