Category: Youths & Sports

20 Nov
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TALANTA MTAANI SEASON 3 COMING TO KAJIADO.

The County Government of Kajiado through the Department of Youth, Sports, Gender and Social Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Intellectual Property Law, Advocacy and Research (CIPLAR), and Laughter palace for season 3 of Talanta Mtaani youth empowerment program in Kajiado.

Talanta Mtaani is a TV show that airs every Friday on KTN home and it seeks to empower Youth by providing a platform to grow and nature creative art.

150 youths across the County taking into consideration the dynamic rural-urban nature of the County are said to benefit from Season 3 of the show.

The contestants will get a chance to be trained on how to manage intellectual property, brand themselves ready for the market and receive mentorship and coaching services among other skills.

Dates for commencement of the talent search will be communicated. The agreement includes facilitation and technical support for the development of our own recording studios and creation of a Kajiado theatre similar to Kenya National Theatre.

 

 

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14 Nov
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KAJIADO HALF MARATHON

Kajiado County department of youth,gender and social services in collaboration with stakeholders that include Coca-cola company,Athletics Kenya,Umma University,Twyford and Tata Chemicals Limited-Magadi will be hosting Kajiado Half Marathon on 16TH  December 2018 at Oloitoktok,Kimana town starting at 7 AM.

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02 Aug
By: Kajiado County 0

COUNTY WOMEN AND YOUTH FORUM KAJIADO COUNTY EDITION

The County Women and Youth Forum day in Kajiado will be celebrated in a fortnight with each Youth and Women groups from the County set to benefit from the disbursement of Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 600,000 of the County development funds.

According to Alvin Kimani, the CECM in charge of Youth, Sports the event will bring together County Government Departments and business entities to exhibit their services and wares as a way of to promoting youthful local entrepreneurs.

“We will have exhibitors showcasing various products mainly value added products from the different industries that have come up within the county,” he said.

CECM Kimani who was speaking in his office has asked all registered women and youth groups to turn up at their Ward offices with the requisite documents and make applications for the fund from 2nd to 9th August 2018.

The Nakeel Grounds, Nkaimurunya ward will play host to this year’s edition on the 14th August 2018.

 

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22 May
By: CGK 0

KCB TUJIAJIRI 2018 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Three hundred County sponsored students set to benefit from for skills training in their areas of specialization have today reported at the Masai Technical Training College, MTTI, Kajiado.

The pioneer students who have been drawn from the different wards of the County will be enrolled in technical courses at the institution with the hope of raising the number of beneficiaries to 1000 by the end of the year and 5000 in the next four years.

Speaking during the launch, Governor Joseph Ole Lenku said that the youth need to be given such opportunities to be empowered and productive in nation building rather than leaving them to seek cash handouts for survival.

“I am aware that unemployment and poverty have made the youth idle and susceptible to vices since they have limited opportunities to progress and better themselves,” he said.

Ole Lenku reiterated that The Big Four agenda on housing, security, affordable healthcare and manufacturing can only be achieved through youth empowerment and skilled manpower.

The Governor committed to strengthen the liaison office of the County Government to ensure placement of the students for internship and possible placement in employment upon successful completion of their industrial attachment.

On his part, the Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho encouraged the students to take advantage of this rare opportunity to study hard to become entrepreneurs rather than job seekers.

“It is unfortunate that we have populated our training institution with learners pursuing social sciences at the expense of technical skills,” said Moshisho.

He intimated that the County Government and upcoming industries in the County were seeking to tap work force from skilled youths in the technical institution in a trend that is putting emphasis on technical capabilities rather than knowledge.

The National Government was represented by County Commissioner David Kipkemei who pledged to support the youth empowerment program whose model he said was worth emulating countrywide since it enumerated the ideals of the Big Four agenda being fronted by the Jubilee Administration.

Some of you will employ your classmates, but you have to take the initiative to focus on your studies,” he quipped.

Also present was the area MCA Samuel Teum who lauded the program for being all inclusive by encompassing different faces of the County and the disabled adding that the County leadership was committed to ensure that the students get hostels in due time.

His sentiments were echoed by the CECM, Youth,Sports, Gender and Social Services Alvin Kamani who said the four phased program hopes to mold technical experts  skilled and ready for the job market.

The KCB Foundation has been a key partner in this flagship program that seeks to create jobs and wealth through targeted skills development in the informal sector.

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17 Apr
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KAJIADO THE NEW HOME OF CHAMPIONS.

Congratulations to Kajiado’s Hellen Obiri on winning the 5000m Women’s Race .The Gold Medalists clocked 15:13.11 in her 1st ever Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

She is a resident of Ngong where there are many other athletes from the same area.

The altitude in Ngong and its environs has remained favorable to both local and international athletes who come to train here.

We are in the process of Making a training camp for all our athletes at Ngong to encourage more of our youth to participate in this sport.

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08 Nov
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KAJIADO COUNTY HALF MARATHON

H.E the governor and county official in attendance

H.E the governor and county officials in attendance

Daniel Muindi and faith Chepng’etich are the winners of Kajiado county half marathon held in Kajiado central.
The event is organized by the county government and aims to nurture the many talents in the county.
Daniel Muindi the winner of 21km who hails from Machakos said that although the weather was cold he managed to win the race.”The route was not bad although it was wet and a bit slippery. We started well and I maintained the pace until the last 500m when I went ahead and won.
I also thank the county government of Kajiado for organizing such races because they improve talents in the county. It’s rare to find such kind of an event in other counties.”

Kajiado Governor Dr David Nkedianye said his government is committed to nature talents in the county.
” we will continue to support our athletic so that we can have many professional representing Kajiado abroad. We are building more stadiums such as the Ngong stadium where there will be a conducive environment to train.”
The event was graced by world 1500m silver medalist Elijah Manangoi, Alex Sampao.
The 10km race was won by Lukas Suyianka who just finished his KCPE exam last Thursday.
The winner 21km bagged 80 thousand shillings in class.
The event is organized annually by the ministry of sports in the county with an aim to uplift the young talents in the community and help them become professional athletes.

Athletes ready to begin the race.

Athletes ready to begin the race.

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15 Aug
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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY HELD IN KAJIADO

Deputy Governor sings alongside youths in Kajiado to mark the International Youth Day under the theme dubbed "Eradicating poverty and attaining sustainability"

Deputy Governor sings alongside youths in Kajiado to mark the International Youth Day under the theme dubbed “Eradicating poverty and attaining sustainability”

Kajiado County Youth Alliance (KCYA) in conjunction with the county Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture held an International Youth Day dubbed “Join the change lead the change” that aimed at bringing awareness on youth empowerment, unity, peace and participation in leadership.

The theme of the event that took place at the ministry headquarter in Kajiado town was “Eradicating poverty and attaining sustainability”. All the five sub counties were represented.

The youth through their leaders took advantage of the opportunity to air their grievances which range from unemployment, lack of youth mentorship programs, lack of representation in decision and policy making, insecurity in major towns and lack of involvement in bursary disbursement.

Speaking during the event, Kajiado deputy Governor Paul Hon. Ntiati said the job opportunities available in the county are not enough to absorb all the youth and he urged them to think of creating jobs even as they try their luck in county job opportunities. “You must think of creating jobs even as they try their luck in the county job opportunies.” Ntiati said

Ntiati said the county government is coming up with a community policy aimed at beefing up security in the county and the youth will be involved.

The county officials emphasized on the need for the youth to work on capacity building and skills acquisition noting that the level of skills in the county is wanting, a matter that has forced the public service to import skills from other counties.

The Chief Officer in charge of education James Sankale however expressed optimism that with concerted efforts from all stakeholders in the education sector, Kajiado can be a power house of skills.

Jeremiah Malano KCYA chairman said the youth should realize the immediate need to change the narrative of divisive politics being advanced by I’ll intended individuals in pursuit of personal interest.

Other county officials who attended the event are County ministers Jeremiah Nairowua (education), Ali Letura (lands), Florence Mutua (industrialization), host MCA Joseph Mutunkei among others.

 

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03 May
By: Kajiado County 0

COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT YOUNG TALENTS(YOUTHS PROMISED).

The Minister for Education and sports Jeremiah Nairowua joined kajiado men and women

athletic to make it a successful day. The event that took place in kajiado central showground

brought teams across the county together. Hon Nairowua accompanied by C.O for sport James

Sankale, County Sport Officer Mr. Maya and other county officials lauded the competition as

one of the best ever held in the county.

Speaking during the occasion the minister articulated the team behind the success and all the

participants to embrace unity as awarding them with certificates. The minister promised the

teams that the county government will fully support them to ensure they have reached their

goals. He added that as a county government they want to raise young talented in the county.

“We are ready as a county government to support our young talented youth to ensure they have

reached their goals. As a county government we are ready to raise talents.”

C.O Sankale also promised full support to the teams as he lauded their efforts and urged them to

embrace unity and compete to their best, while the county sport officer Mr. Shadrack Maya said

this is an opportunity for youths to showcase themselves because many of them lack the

exhibition platform as majority comes from the county rural areas.

“We want to give the talented youths of the most remote areas an opportunity to enjoy the games

as the county government will support them” Said Maya.

The county sports officer also noted the winner teams per the sprints were as follow, kajiado

central men won 4 by 400m, followed by kajiado west as Oloitokitok was 3 rd while Ngong and

Matasia ladies won 1st and 2 nd positions consecutively in 4 by 400m. In 100M men Philemon

Koinari made an emphatic victory in 11.8scs .Alvin Kitesho finished second in 12.4scs both

from central, Gabriel Larumoi from East won 400m men while Solomon Lekuta from Central

was contented with   position two .Rose Wakuta shined in all races and was awarded the lady of

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youths take part in the recently concluded marathon in kajiado central showground, where winners were feted and isssued with certificates.

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29 Feb
By: CGK 0

KENYA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN KAJIADO

 

Kajiado County Deputy Governor Hon Paul Ntiati flags off the safari rally in kajiado town

Kajiado County Deputy Governor Hon Paul Ntiati flags off the safari rally in kajiado town.

Deputy Governor Paul Ntiati graced 1st round of  Kenya National Rally Championship at KCB ground before the awards that took place at AIC Girls primary.Deputy accompanied  with Kajiado County sport chief officer Mr James  Sankale and Education Minister Hon. Nairowua  they appreciated the motor sport club for returning to kajiado County for the rally. assuring  the motor sport club fully support from county government where they need in order for them to achieved their dreams.

 

Finland’s   Tapio Laukakanen and co Driver  Pasi Torma  driving a Subaru
Impreza GVB13 won the 1st round of the Kenya National rally
championship dubbed Kajiado KCB safari rally in a time of 1 Hour 17 minutes
and 42 seconds to emerge the winner in the race early .

Tapio won  3 out of 4 stages  of the of the Kajiado KCB rally merging
winner in the 1,2nd and 4th stages of the rally.

Uganda’s Jas Mangaat won the 3rd km stage of the rally.

Kenya’s Ian Duncan driving a Mitsubishi evolution 10 came in second
managing a time of 1 Hour 19 minutes and 20 seconds. In third place was
Jaspreet   Chattehe and Co Driver Gurdeed  Panesar also in a Mitsubishi
Evolution 10  who managed a time of 1 hour 19 minutes and 59 seconds.

This is the 1st leg of the Kenya National Championship with KCB being the
main sponsor of the event to a tune of 45 million shillings. Other sponsors
are liquid telecom and a host of other companies that have sponsored
individual teams.

The next leg of the rally will be the KCB safari rally, Nanyuki rally and
the Kisumu, Guru Nanak rally and Mombasa that will complete the set of
championships.
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09 Nov
By: CGK 0

WAYIAKI AND KIMGETICH WIN KAJIADO HALF MARATHON

Wayiaki who hails from Limuru clocked a time of 1hr 40 min 20 seconds to win the 21 km race and walked with ksh.60, 000

George Wayiaki on the finish line where he clocked a time of 1hr 40 min 20 seconds to win the 21 km race of the second edition of the kajiado county half marathon and walked away with ksh.60,000 

George Wayiaki and Ruth Kimgetich are this year winners of the second edition Kajiado county half marathon held at KCB grounds Kajiado central.

Wayiaki who hails from Limuru clocked a time of 1hr 40 min 20 seconds to win the 21 km race and walked with ksh.60, 000. Amos Biwott was second with Hosea Nailon coming third.

A joyful wayiaki said it was due to the hard word in training and proper preparation that gave him the victory

“I have been training well for the race and I had done my preparation well and am very happy to have won the race. The weather was also friendly and it made easier for us to compete. I thank the county government of Kajiado for organizing such races because it will give the young talents the chance to complete against the national athletics and this boost their confident.” Said wayiaki

In the women marathon, Ruth Kimgetich was first coming with Joan Rotich coming in second.

The event brought together top athletics from around the county and nationally with many young athletics also contesting.

There was also the Paralympics races and the 3km run for the children and elderly.

The Governor, Dr. David Nkedianye said the events is a chance for the county athletics to showcase their talents.

“This county has a lot of promising talents. We are organizing this races so that our young athletics can also complete against the top athletics because this will boost their confident. We want to see more athletics from our county going internationally like Alex Sampao.” Said Nkedianye

On the Paralympics the governor said everybody is given a chance.

“We want to give everybody a chance because people with disability can also race and even to international competition too.” Said Dr. Nkedianye

Kajiado County has an amazing talent and with proper nurturing and training we will have many international athletics in years to come.

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