Kenyans share in on Chris Froome's victory 22 July 2013 Africa Report by Primedia Broadcasting published on 2013-07-22T07:17:33Z A group of Kenyan riders in yellow jerseys stood with their arms held high and fists clenched in triumph on Sunday. Another performed a handstand on his bike in an acrobatic celebration along the dusty streets of his East African city. Hundreds of riders in Chris Froome's city of birth were already celebrating the Sky rider's expected victory at the Tour de France with a procession of their own through Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Froome, schooled in Nairobi and then South Africa, first represented Kenya as a professional cyclist before taking the nationality of his British parents. But here in Kenya, where distance running and football far outstrip cycling for popularity, the riders are claiming Froome's success for his first country. Gunmen have freed four election workers and a deputy mayor a day after they were kidnapped in Mali's remote northern town of Tessalit. An unexploded bomb was later discovered in the market of Kidal, another major northern town, adding to security concerns over a vote next week that some fear could lead to further instability, after a coup and Islamist uprising, due to poor preparations. Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday warned the body overseeing this month's presidential election he will be "closely monitoring" it to ensure a fair vote. He said vote rigging would only happen if it was allowed by officials from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).