CS Namwamba urges Counties to nurture sports talents
Written by Mercy Kihugu
The 9th edition of the Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) annual sports tournament has been officially opened by Sports, Youth Affairs, and Arts Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, Kisumu County.
This Year’s games are themed ‘Promoting National Cohesion Through Sports and Culture.’
The CS representing H.E. the Deputy President reiterated on the importance of this theme highlighting that sports are significant in promoting and enhancing the togetherness of people and communities in the country.
Additionally, with different counties represented in the tournament, it will help appreciate and understand other cultures represented in the tournament.
Hon Namwamba urged counties to ensure an inclusive grassroots development and nurturing of sports talents to promote sports as an income earner for the young people in the country.
He was accompanied by Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o and five of his counterparts who highlighted the significance of sports in enhancing cohesion hence the need to allocate more resources to support sporting activities in counties.
Nakuru County was represented by Sports Director Alice Gekonde who wished the team representing the county the best and expressed optimism in the team bagging more medals in this year’s tournament.
The tournament kicked off with a football match between Kisumu and Nyandarua where the game ended with a draw and tug of war for men between Kisumu and Kiambu where Kisumu won, and a tug of war women’s match between Kakamega and Kiambu where Kakamega won.