Deputy Governor Laud Sports Initiative For Youth Empowerment

Kirinyaga County Deputy Governor David Githanda has emphasized the importance of the ongoing sports initiative aimed at engaging the county’s youth in awareness on various topics. The initiative, which commenced early this year, has seen robust participation from various teams and has been instrumental in fostering community spirit and youth development.

Githanda said the collaboration between the county assembly and the executive has seen the success of the initiative.

‘The Governor and MCAs from every ward worked together to encourage the youth, sports not only keep them away from negative influences like drugs but also provide a potential source of income,’ he said.

Speaking at Kamuiru Primary School during the football final sponsored by MCA representing youths in Kirinyaga County Assembly, the Deputy Governor reported that the program has successfully involved many participants and attracted fans, highlighting the community’s strong support for youth activities.

He used the platform to urge young ind
ividuals who have completed their schooling to consider enrolling in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and polytechnics within the county. He emphasized that these educational pathways offer valuable skills and opportunities for future employment.

‘By engaging in sports and pursuing further education, our youth can avoid bad behavior and remain productive; the county government is committed to identifying and nurturing the talents of our young people.’

This initiative is part of the county government’s broader strategy to support youth development and community cohesion through sports and education.

Kirinyaga Sports director Emily Mureithi called for the county to train team managers to improve team performances. She said the assembly should work with executive to set aside resources for recruitment of trainers.

Bosco Gichangi, MCA representing youth, said the main objective is to bring youth together, to network, bond and share ideas that will help them in future.

The w
inners of the tournament were awarded jerseys, boots, socks and, cash prizes.

Source: Kenya News Agency