County staff land two-day off after shining in KICOSCA games
By Peter Ochieng
Exemplary performance during the 9th edition of the Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) games held in Kisumu last week has landed county staff a two-day off.
Kisumu County government staff have been accorded time to ‘bask in the sun’ today (Monday 23rd 2023 and Tuesday, Jan 24th 2023), after being ranked the second-best team in the games, behind overall champions Nairobi.
Kisumu ended the games in the overall runner-up position with 18 points; Nairobi clinched the top spot with 31 points, while Bungoma finished third with 14 points.
Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Busia, West Pokot, Nakuru and Narok occupied the 4th to 10th slots during the week-long games which concluded on Saturday, January 21st, 2023, as Kisumu received plaudits for putting the best foot forward in staging successful competitions.
Kisumu scooped position one in golf, position one in basketball for men, position one in handball for men, position one in netball, position one in men’s tug of war, position two in handball for women, position two in Baganda dance, position three in handball women and position three in Ajua.
Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said he is proud of the over 100 County staff who participated in various disciplines during the KICOSCA games.
“In view of the excellent performance in the games and given that these players have been training for three weeks, I hereby grant them and their coaches two days off duty to enable them rest and celebrate a job well done. Congratulations to all of those who made the games a success. We are proud of you,” said Nyong’o.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the games were held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Mamboleo, built courtesy of the 2018 handshake between former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader.
Hosts of the 10th edition of KICOScA games in 2024 will be announced later this year.