NAIROBI (GPS) NOVEMBER 21,2021
Nairobi City County has emerged overall winners during this year’s Kenya Inter- Counties Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) games, which were held Embu County.
The Capital Nairobi emerged overall winners with 25 medals; including 15 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals.
The gold medals were won by the Basketball teams, both men and women, Netball, Table tennis, Badminton, Ajua, squash and the Boran cultural among other games.
For the silver medals, they were awarded to the Pokot dance,Tug of war ladies and choir (set piece) teams.
Nairobi Governor Ann kananu, who had earlier during the flagging off ceremony at City Hall gave the team Sh400,000, has once again promised a bigger reward after the teams emerged winners.
Elated Kananu said that this was not only good for teams, but to the entire Nairobi County government.
“This is what I promised from the beginning. Lift up our flag high because we are going far as a county,” she said.
Kananu added that she will have session with the teams once they are back to the capital.
“You need to train harder ahead of East Africa Local Authorities, Sports and Cultural and Associations Games (EALASCA) games, which will be held in Eldoret,” she urged the teams.
Council of Governor’s chair, who is also the Embu Governor, Martin Wambora said that he was happy of high standards of sportsmanship showcased during the games.
“This was good of us and we are very happy for everyone who participated in this year’s games,” said Wambora.
Nairobi County Sports and Education County Executive Committee Member Janet Ouko and Chief of Staff Mutunga Mutungi congratulated the teams, saying that has proved that Nairobi is the heart beat of the nation.
“This clearly shows that Nairobi is the heartbeat of the nation. We are the sports county, we are very happy for you, keep it up,” Ouko said
Several countries will be in attending this year’s games in Eldoret that include Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan and others.
Mutungi said that the Governor was extremely proud of the county’s achievements and great performances during the period they were in Embu.
“You have done Nairobi County proud. We are all very proud of you. Congratulations for also maintaining high discipline during the the event,” he said.
County deputy director of sports John Barasa said they will embark on major and massive training beginning next week when they are back in the city.
“We really thank the county leadership led by our able governor for their support. From next week we will embark on major training. We are now representing Kenya,” he said.