Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa on Monday hosted Butere Girls High School basketball team and Musingu Boys High School hockey team at the Chambers Hall, County Headquarters following their victories at the just concluded Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) Term One National games held in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
Musingu Boys lifted the national hockey trophy while Butere Girls were crowned champions in basketball.
The Governor appreciated the young athletes for carrying the County flag high during the competitions and used the event to underscore his administration’s commitment to tap and develop talents across the County. To ensure their skills are sharpened, FCPA Barasa stated that his administration is investing in sports infrastructure in every Sub-County which will present a perfect platform for the youth to showcase their talents.
The two teams will represent the country in the East Africa School Games slated for August in Kigali, Rwanda.
County Executive Committee Member for Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture Mr Mophat Mandela, County Secretary and Head of Public Service Dr Boniface Okoth and Chief Officer Ms Vivienne Ayuma among other senior Government officers.