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Nyeri county’s Darts and Squash team receive trophies

Nyeri County Darts and Squash teams have been awarded for their stellar performance during the just concluded KICOSCA games which took place from August 21-26 in Meru County.

The darts team impressively came in at 2nd position while the squash team bagged the 3rd position.

The scrabble team also did well by coming in at 6th position. Badminton team qualified for quarter finals and ultimately emerged position 6 out of 18, a huge improvement from position 13 last year.

In 5,000 metres men’s final, Nyeri team scooped position six. Other teams that lost narrowly in the quarter finals include handball men, netball ladies, tug of war and football.

County Chess team came in at position 6 out of 22 counties. The golf team emerged at position 5 out of 17. It was the first time that Nyeri fielded a golf team.

Choir emerged at position 4 both at set piece and own composition with a score of 88 percent. In the borrowed song segment, they were placed at 6th position. Table tennis and pool teams also gave their best.

Nyeri County had assembled a diverse and gallant team of 276 staff to represent the County in various disciplines which included ball games, netball, badminton, racket games, athletics, tug of war, darts, pool, squash, chess, table tennis, scrabble, and cultural dance.

This year’s theme was “Celebrating Devolution through Sports and Culture.”

While congratulating the teams Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga said considering that Kenya is a recognised sporting nation, the County Government of Nyeri is keen on promoting sporting activities through talent identification, nurturing, provision of sports equipment and uniform, and upgrading sports infrastructure.

He said KICOSCA games were introduced at the onset of Devolution in 2013 adding that the main purpose of the games is to ensure that staff at all cadres have an opportunity to interact with other staff from different regions which enables exchange of experiences and challenges.

The governor also noted that sports helps to motivate and give staff an opportunity to relax and unwind.

By Beth Ndirangu

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