The eighth edition of the Kenya Universities National Games officially kicked-off, at Kibabii University Grounds in Bungoma County.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Bungoma Governor, Wycliffe Wangamati, said nurturing sports talent is one of the best practices that the country should embrace so as to achieve a physically fit society.
Governor Wangamati said sports can open the international gateway for investment to many learners hence creating a window for vibrant economic growth.
He commended the Ministry of Education for choosing Bungoma County to host the national fete, saying it will boost business for the County for the entire period the games will be held.
Governor Wangamati said that engaging in sports while in university does not hinder anyone from performing excellently in their academics and commended all participants.
Bungoma County Commissioner, Mr Samuel Kimiti, assured all students and officials of maximum security for the entire period of the games.
The President of Kenya Universities Sports Federation (KUSF), Mr Babu Murithi, noted that all is set for the tournament.
He said all the Covid -19 protocols will be followed strictly in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines.
“All participants should ensure that they wear masks and wash their hands regularly so as to keep safe in the midst of the virus,” he said
Mr Murithi noted that due to the pandemic which resulted in financial constraints, many universities did not register teams to participate in some sporting categories.
This year’s theme of the 8th Edition of KUSF games is ‘nurturing talents for livelihood and sustainability through sports.
By Roseland Lumwamu