In a commitment to fostering youth development and sports excellence, the Department of Youth and Sports in Nakuru recently orchestrated distribution of sports equipment across the four wards of Kuresoi North Sub- County. The initiative, led by Chief Officer for Youth and Sports, Ms. Stellah Mwaura, unfolded at Sirikwa Primary School grounds in Sirikwa Ward, targeting various sporting clubs and groups within the sub-county.
The distribution encompassed a diverse array of sports disciplines, including football, volleyball, darts, and athletics. Ms. Stellah Mwaura, at the forefront of these efforts, emphasized the importance of nurturing sports talents at the grassroots level, echoing Governor Susan Kihika’s steadfast commitment to community-based development.
Governor Kihika’s vision for sports development was brought to life as the distribution of sports equipment at Sirikwa Primary School served as a tangible manifestation of the county’s dedication to providing essential resources for aspiring athletes. This distribution is not a one-time event; rather, it marks the beginning of a comprehensive initiative set to extend to all other wards, ensuring that every corner of Nakuru benefits from the sports equipment.
The distributed items included a comprehensive range of sporting gear such as football uniforms, balls, first aid kits, goal nets, boots, tracksuits, spike shoes, darts boards and arrows, training bibs, sports stopwatches, goalkeeper gloves, volleyball nets, referee whistles, racing shoes, and more. This diverse assortment ensures that athletes across various disciplines have access to the tools they need to hone their skills and pursue their sporting ambitions.
The occasion also doubled as a platform to recognize and reward excellence. Notably, the best performers at the Rift Valley Primary Schools Sports Association (RVPSSA), held at Kitale Show grounds in Trans-Nzoia County from 1st to 6th August 2023, were awarded certificates for their outstanding achievements.
The event drew the participation of key figures dedicated to the advancement of sports in Nakuru. Acting Sports Director David Kimani, along with MCAs Emmanuel Langat (Sirikwa), Wesley Kipkurui (Nyota), Alex Bor (Kiptororo), and John Maritim (Kamara), were present to witness and support this initiative. The collaboration extended to include representatives from Athletes Kenya (AK), Kuresoi North Sub-county Administrator Nickolas Langat, ward administrators, and Sirikwa teachers.
As Nakuru’s youth receive this valuable boost in sports equipment, the county takes a giant stride towards realizing its potential as a hub for budding athletes. Through collaborative efforts and the unwavering commitment of leaders and stakeholders, Nakuru is paving the way for a vibrant sports culture that nurtures talent, instills discipline, and fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment among its youth.