GOVERNOR NYARIBO HOLDS NYAMIRA GREAT RUN SECOND EDITION
April 30, 2023
The second edition of the Nyamira County Great Run held today attracted both local and international athletes.
The race which was flagged off by the County governor Amos Nyaribo started at Chebilat and ended at Ikonge primary school.
It also attracted three County First Ladies - Emily Nyaribo (Nyamira), Agnes Ntutu (Narok) and Viona Kiprotich (Elgeyo Marakwet) who participated in 5km race.
Governor Nyaribo urged area residents to carry out sports activities to make their bodies physically fit.
“We will double the race price awards next year because sports has become a business, that generates income,” he said.
He revealed that he will liaise with schools management in the County to tap sports talents from the grassroots.
Mr Nyaribo said he was committed to promote artistry industry as well in the region.
“Going forward, I will also promote artists' talents as away of creating job opportunities for young musicians and those who act,” he said.
Deputy governor Dr James Gesami said he was closely working together with governor Nyaribo contrary to claims made by their political nemesis.
“Our close working relationship has led our County being rated third among 47 Counties in the latest opinion poll,” Dr Gesami said.
The Nyamira County First Lady said in addition to taping athletics talents, the race was geared towards fighting breast cancer.
She noted that three percent of those who suffer from breast cancer are women while one percent are men.
Ms Nyaribo gave the cancer survivors who attended the fete a one-year NHIF medical cover.
During the competition, Ronald Lang'at of Kericho clocked 1:02.2 min to win the 21km race. He pocketed Sh250, 000
He was closely followed by Hosea Kigen of Elgeyo Marakwet in 1.02.15 min. He was awarded Sh100,000.
Martin Mumo of Kajiado romped home in 1.02.25 min to take third position. He got Sh50,000 in cash.
Philemon Kiriago from Nyamira came home in 1.03.01 min to take the fifth place.
He was however awarded Sh100, 000 as the County 21km champion.