13 September 2017

Kenya: Swimming to Debut at Kecoso Games in Kisumu

Swimming will make its debut at the Kenya Communications Sports Organisation (Kecoso) games which begin in Kisumu on Saturday.

Kecoso games secretary general, Sammy Wanjohi, on Tuesday confirmed that swimming competition will be an additional event to swimming contest among the disabled, which was introduced at last year's edition of the games in Kisumu.

"After successfully staging swimming for the disabled at last year's Kecoso games, we thought it was only fair that we introduce the swimming event to give swimmers working with our corporation's a chance to showcase their talent," said Wanjohi. At the same time, Wanjohi, who is a senior manager at the Kenya Ports Authority and an international basketball coaches instructor, has revealed that three corporations have withdrawn from this year's championships citing financial constraints.

Kenya Postal Cooperation of Kenya, Communication Authority of Kenya and Kenya Ferry Services are the three corporations which will miss this year's event.

"It is unfortunate that some of this top corporations will not be at the event. But this will not affect the championships," he said.

The games will feature, among other disciplines, football, netball, volleyball, racquet games, basketball and athletics.

Meanwhile, Kenya Ports Authority have vowed to retain the overall title at the games. KPA sports officer Lenox Safari has said the teams have been in serious training and believes only the sky will be the limit when the games finally kick off on Saturday.

According to Safari, KPA is sure of winning basketball, athletics, football and netball titles at this year's games.

"Our teams have been in serious training for these games which I'm confident we will dominate and retain the overall title which we won last year in Nakuru," Safari, who is former Bandari FC goalkeeper, told Daily Nation Sport.

He further said the basketball teams will use this championships as part of their training for the Fiba Africa Zone 5 Club Championships slated for Kampala, Uganda from October 1-7.


Man Jailed After Killing Cats, Selling Meat to Samoosa Traders

A man who claims to have slaughtered more than 1,000 cats and sold the meat to the businesspeople since 2012 has been… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.