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Nyeri governor promises to revive sports in the county

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Nyeri governor promises to revive sports in the county
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga (left) and Nyeri County Speaker John Kaguchia arriving at Nyeri County Assembly before making his inaugural speech at Nyeri County Assembly on Wednesday.
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga (left) and Nyeri County Speaker John Kaguchia arriving at Nyeri County Assembly before making his inaugural speech at Nyeri County Assembly on Wednesday.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga on Wednesday promised to revive sport activities in the county during his term.

He said his government’s efforts will start with renovation of sports facilities and roll out mentorship programs at ward level within the county.

“We plan to strengthen various ball games and athletics at competitive and recreational level. I look forward to our county establishing the first attractive ultra- marathon of say 100 kilometers circuiting Aberdares and Mt Kenya,” he said.

Kahiga said the first plan will be to hold the Inaugural Wahome Gakuru Nyeri Marathon in May next year.

“I am extremely grateful to President Uhuru Kenyatta for accepting to honor our request to support this marathon. Additionally, we appreciate the ongoing support by the national government towards renovation of Ruring’u Stadium to international standar ds and we will do our part in ensuring that the facility is not only completed soonest but also that our people make use of it,” he said.

The governor was speaking during his inaugural speech at Nyeri County Assembly since he was sworn in as Nyeri governor last month.

“Our staff will not be left out in the sporting agenda. We will continue to support participation of our staff in various competitive and recreational sports,” he added.

This will be one of the youth empowerment since it will be a critical priority in ensuring this linkage bearing in mind that the youths account for more than 35 per cent of the population.

“Our youth empowerment initiatives will also focus on building capacity through skills building in ICT; provision of apprenticeship and internship opportunities to impart necessary workplace experience and training; and also through linkages with local training institutions,” he said.

On Trade, Tourism and Enterpri se,he said his government will roll out an enterprise development program that will provide business development, procurement support and access to finance to hundreds of small and medium enterprises.

“We envisage that these will take into cognizance the blend of natural environment, legacies in terms of prominent persons, cultural history, religion and sports,” he added.

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