In a demonstration of commitment to community development, a team led by the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Youth and Sports, Josephine Achieng, represented Governor Susan Kihika in a soccer uniform distribution event in Kiamaina Ward, Bahati Sub-county.
Residents of Ngomongo area gathered at the “Green Stadium” to witness a match between home teams Makao FC and Green Eagles (Kihika Fc), ending in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the final whistle. The event was not only about competition but also a symbol of unity and community engagement.
The county team distributed sets of soccer uniforms to both teams, underlining the importance of sports in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Additionally, the initiative aims to foster community unity and combat social challenges such as idleness, drug abuse, and crime rates in the ward.
Recognizing the potential of youth talent, the team engaged with junior teams comprising boys under the age of 15. This holistic approach emphasizes not only the development of sports skills but also the nurturing of young talents to contribute positively to the community.
The CECM, Josephine Achieng, was accompanied by Area MCA Paul Warege and Nominated MCA Catherine Wanjeri. The team also included the Chief Officer for Youth and Sports, Pastor Alex Maina, Chief Officer for Tourism and Culture, Rosemary Kimani, Chief Officer for Trade, Business Support, and Industrialization, Samuel Ndegwa, and Martin Gichinga representing the office of the Governor.
This initiative exemplifies Nakuru County’s dedication to empowering communities through sports, recognizing its potential to instil discipline, teamwork, and resilience among the youth. The distribution of soccer uniforms goes beyond providing equipment; it symbolizes a collective investment in the well-being and future of the community.