It has been an amazingly busy week and well, let's just say that Eldoret has been busier. 

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Here's is what's new and topping the search list in 'the City of Champions'.

1. Rupa's mall Cinema

Eldoret finally has its very own Cinema and which other way is better to celebrate that other than getting a ticket for a weekend full of fun at the movies? The 300-seater Cinema was officially opened on March 30, 2019. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Rupa's mall said: "The question we've always been asked...'when is the cinema opening? 'Finally, we can confirm that the cinema is up and fully operational. Watch world premieres of blockbuster movies right here at #RupasMall."Tickets are quite pocket-friendly ranging from Ksh450/- to Ksh600/- for adults." 

A screenshot of Rupa's Mall announcement for the opening of the cinema. [Source/Joe Khisa]

2. The Eldoret City Marathon

Slated for 21st April 2019, the second edition of the Eldoret City Marathon is an event to be anticipated on. It is currently known to be the most prestigious Marathon in Africa with up to Sh3.5 million as prize money. Its main aim is to help tackle climate change through sports. Despite promoting talent it also encourages people to take part in it for health purposes and to keep fit. Registration is only Sh1,200 for either the 42km race or the 5 km fun race. Registration is ongoing at Rupa's mall, The grandpri office 4th-floor and at the county sports offices (Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nandi). The total prize money is set at Sh18 million. 

Poster for the Eldoret City Marathon. [Source/Facebook/Eldoret City Marathon]

3. Eldoret becomes a regional hub

Since the post-election violence period, Eldoret town has developed a lot with the leading telecommunication company in Kenya, Safaricom opting to set up it's first call centre outside Nairobi region here. Toyota’s decision to build an Sh400 million multi-brand facility has also given the town a stamp of faith as it seeks to officially become a city. It will host several brands and franchises including Hino, Suzuki, Yamaha, CASE IH, Mercedes, Jeep and Volkswagen, which are part of the larger CFAO group to which Toyota Kenya belongs.