Inter-County youth games kick off in Nandi

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang at the KYISA games commencement

The 5th edition of the Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA), to be held until Saturday 22nd December has officially kicked off in Nandi County. Speaking during the official kick-off at the Kapsabet showground, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang urged the participating teams to showcase their talents and enhance the unity and togetherness, evidenced by teams coming from different regions. He said it will also provide an opportunity for people to explore Nandi, “The competitors will find time to explore Nandi and know it well, as they continue to compete.”

The Nandi Governor noted that as the youngest Governor in Kenya, he is in a position to marshall a lot of support for the youths. He said the youths face several challenges¬†including drug abuse, and sporting activities help to create a good alternative to deal with such issues, “The way to success in life isn’t just through employment, but also through sporting activities,” he said. At least 22 Counties confirmed their participation in the games, with an array of games including football, volleyball and basketball all on display. The 4th Edition was held in Makueni County, where Kwale teams-male and female-emerged victorious in football, while Kirinyaga and Makueni Counties reigned supreme in volleyball. Nandi Sports CEC Elly Kurgat initially said the County had been selected to host the games due to the high priority they give to sports, and that more than 5,000 people are expected in the County for the games.