Deputy President William Ruto’s eldest son Nick Ruto has urged the Government to partner with corporate and individuals to embrace sports as a solution to the drugs crisis in the Coastal region.
Speaking in Mombasa on Sunday, Nick Ruto called for the diversification of sporting activities in the region including athletics saying that they present some opportunities to for the youth to earn a living.
“Sports provides a solution to the drugs crisis in this region and can also offer employment for the youth. I urge the youth to participate in large numbers.”
Ruto said there’s need to bring the youth together and pass the message that sports indeed can be a solution to the current problems.
“We expect the Government to support activities like this to be able to make our youth more focused,” Nick said.
Nick was the chief guest during a two-day volleyball tournament sponsored by Mohamed Abdalla Hassan.
The DP’s son’s presence stirred up the event organized by the businessman and politicians though he said he was in the Coast to connect with the youth and friends.
Mr Hassan said he will soon introduce a football tournament in Changamwe and Jomvu sub counties with an intention to pull the youth out of the drug menace.
“We want to persuade the youth to abandon drugs and focus their energies on sports and activities that will earn them some income such as garbage collection. I will seek out more partnerships to assist the youth,” he said.
The finals of a volleyball tournament between Coast Prison and Bamburi volleyball club which were played at Kwa Jomvu Primary School in Mombasa County were abandoned when darkness set in.
The prison team was leading 2-0 with two sets on the best of five during the inaugural Mohamed Crown Petroleum Kenya (CPK) volleyball tournament in which 20 teams took part.
Hakika Transporters Women team edged out Ashtons 3-0 to be crowned the winners in the category of the best of five format.
On their way to win the title on the semifinals the champs beat Changamwe 3-2 during an entertaining match played at the same venue with runners up mauling Pwani Oil 3-0.
By Joseph Kamolo