Monday, March 28, 2011

KFS Takes Part in the Athletics Kenya Meeting in Kisumu

The first Athletic Kenya meeting took place on 25th to 26th of March at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. The event attracted various teams sponsored by various institutions. Kenya Forest Service (KFS) sent its first Athletic team to join other big names such as Kenya Prisons, Kenya Army, APTC, GSU, Posta, and KPA to battle for the top positions in the event sponsored by National Bank of Kenya.
KFS was represented by Zebedee Kiprono and Wilson Mwangi. The two took part in the 200m and 300m races posting good times in positions four and five  in their respective hits.  The KFS athletic team which was recently formed performed well considering the stiff competition from their rivals. The event attracted many Kenya renowned athletes such as middle and distant runners such as Pamela Jelimo
 The KFS Director Mr. David Mbugua agreed to sponsor participants in the Athletics Kenya event meetings.  The move was welcomed as positive as it came on the realization of the great athletic potential within KFS staff. This also puts KFS in good standing as one of the organisations which is actively encouraging members of staff to pursue their talents. 
The next Athletic Kenya Meeting will take place in Narok where KFS plans to enter more categories in order to bag more trophies in the fierce the battle of supremacy that is kenya’s athletics championships.
KFS athletes Zebedee Kiprono (extreme right) and Wilson Mwangi (center in white vest) white red stripped vest at the start line.

KFS Ranger Zebee Kiprono (front) in a training session at the stadium
 In the year 2004, Forest Ranger Hosea Rotich won the Nairobi Standard Marathon and went ahead to represent Kenya in the Berlin Marathon in 2010. He has been racing as an individual but is now in the Kenya Forest Service Athletic team.

Story by Vincent Bwire

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