Thousands brave coastal heat to watch NOC-K beach games – Kenya News Agency
Hundreds of sports activities’ lovers Saturday thronged the Buntwani Water Entrance in Malindi to witness the primary ever seashore video games hosted by the Nationwide Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC).
They braved the sweltering coastal warmth to observe the 14 seashore sports activities disciplines that attracted at the least 900 sports activities women and men and greater than 100 officers from varied sports activities federations and the NOC Kenya.
Ganze Member of Parliament Kenneth Kazungu Tungule praised NOC and the County Authorities for the sporting exercise that he mentioned would go a great distance in reviving the tourism sector within the county.
“This occasion has boosted the financial system of Malindi and the County generally and I thank NOC and the County Authorities of Kilifi for bringing these sports activities right here,” mentioned the legislator.
He known as upon the county directors to try extra to make sure the nice sporting potential within the county is tapped and nurtured.
He mentioned sporting actions may assist resolve the unemployment state of affairs within the county and the nation generally.
Among the many sporting actions that had been concluded Saturday had been judo and karate and the winners had been offered with medals.
In judo, Kenya Prisons had been declared champions after trouncing Ulinzi and Mombasa United judo groups, in accordance the Kenya Judo Affiliation Director Joseph Momanyi.
By Emmanuel Masha