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Golf club kicks of recruitment drive for young birdies

The new Machakos Golf Club management has launched a massive recruitment drive targeting young players.

This, according to the new leadership which was unveiled on Saturday, is to publicize the sport in the lower Eastern region after the club suspended its operations in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the club lawns in Machakos during the Annual General Meeting, the club’s newly elected chair Boniface Kavuvi similarly announced a revision of membership registration fee from Sh100, 000 to Sh60,000 in a move aimed at attracting more golfers.

Kavuvi said the decision was also part of the club’s goals of nurturing talent among the youths in the lower eastern region irrespective of gender.

Kavuvi also emphasized the team’s commitment towards adhering towards their corporate social responsibility.

He said among some of the things the club had managed to do as a way of giving back to the community was reaching out to the less privileged in the society which included paying of school fees for the physically challenged as well as the destitute in the community.

“We are endeavouring to inject new blood in the progressive golfing life of our esteemed club. We are also reaching out to the community as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility where we have been paying school fees to both the physically challenged students and children from the less privileged families,” Kavuvi told the 200 golfers gathered.

Others present during the brief event included Katuku Musembi who has served as the club’s captain for long and managed to clinch the vice chair post. Musembi is the current Machakos Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Secretary General. During the event lawyer Ann Kiusya was elected as the club’s secretary.
Machakos Golf club which traces its history from post-independence days has played host to several golf tourneys and open days including holding rugby sports.

Meanwhile, a cleric in Yathui in Mwala Sub County has decried the rising number of youths who are taking to chewing khat (miraa).
Yathui African Inland Church presiding Bishop Reverend Dr. Abraham Mulwa says the stimulant which is legal in Kenya poses a grave risk to the future of the youths in the area who now spend most of their time chewing the herb instead of engaging in productive activities.

Mulwa who was speaking at the Yathui AIC church yesterday is now calling for both the government and the community to come out and address the menace before it ruins the future of the youths in the area.

“God gave us children so that we can bring them up in a manner that will transform them into responsible members of the community. Leaders should also be at the forefront in advising young people on how they can become responsible citizens instead of dishing money to them which they in turn use to engage in activities that jeopardize their lives. Chiefs who cannot control the use of this intoxicating substance within their jurisdiction have no business remaining in office but should instead pack up and go home,” he said.

The cleric claimed statistics on reproductive health regarding the county painted a bleak future for the area with reports showing declining numbers of births which he said could be linked to effects of substance abuse.

 

By Samuel Maina

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