The tenth leg of the Misitu Golf challenge sponsored by KFS took place in Mombasa’s Nyali Golf and Country club where a record 110 golfers from the club and other coastal clubs participated. The tournament was won by Ushwin Khana who will join the winners of the other tournaments for the grand final which will take place in Nairobi’s Muthaiga Golf Club in early 2011.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, the KFS Commandant Col (Rtd) John Kimani who represented the Director congratulated the winner and all the participants saying that golf was probably the most environment conscious sport as most golf clubs boasted of very well maintained forests. He added that KFS hoped to use sportsmen and women to reach out to the public with a message of conservation.
On his part, the Head of Corporate Communication at KFS Mr. Raphael Mworia urged the participants to each take the initiative of reserving ten percent of their individual parcels of land for tree planting. He said this was the only way Kenya was going to achieve a 10 percent forest cover by the year 2030.
Among the participants at the tournament was the popular radio presenter Maina Kageni who won a prize for best guest player.
Report by Leakey Sonkoyo