Baringo County Women Rep Gladwell Tungo Cheruiyot has launched a countywide sports tournament.
The sporting event dubbed “Tungo tournament” features football, volleyball and netball.
Speaking when she officiated the games in Marigat, Baringo South Constituency, the county woman MP said the main aim of the event is to tap on raw talent that exists in the region and ensure youth are fully engaged during the festive season.
She pointed out that vices can be stemmed through sporting competitions.
“When youth are idle especially during the festive season they may be tempted to engage in crime or drug abuse. Through this we want to have then focus on this competition and help them shun antisocial behaviours,”said the legislator.
The lawmaker said through the affirmative action fund, she has injected cash into sports to help talented youth in different sports.
Tungo promised to continue initiating sporting activities and announced plans of introducing hockey, basketball and indoor games in the future.
During the games played at Marigat High School, Marigat All Stars scored two goals to nil against Loitip FC to secure the top spot in Baringo South Sub County men’s football competition.
In the women’s category Momus FC beat Marigat FC and will now represent Baringo Sub County at the County level.
The County finals are slated for 20th December and will be played at Kabarnet ASK show grounds.