KPA clinch overall title at KECOSO Games


KPA clinch overall title at KECOSO Games
KPA at KECOSO Games. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is the overall winner of 2019 KECOSO Games after garnering 157 points at the competitions that drew to a close Saturday at Gusii Stadium
  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) claimed second place with 135 points while Communications Authority (CA) came third with 80 points

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is the overall winner of 2019 KECOSO Games after garnering 157 points at the competitions that drew to a close Saturday at Gusii Stadium.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) claimed second place with 135 points while Communications Authority (CA) came third with 80 points.

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) took the fourth and fifth positions with 71 and 70 points respectively.

Before the closing ceremony, the finals for different races were held with KPA team dominating.

The 200m men final was won by KPA’s Joseph Onduto who clocked 21.3 followed by Justin Isaboke of KCAA at 21.4, while in the women’s category, it was a clean sweep for KPA taking the top three positions through Maureen Cherono, Maureen Thomas and Evangeline Makena who clocked 24.6, 24.9 and 25.5 respectively.

KPA also took the top two positions in 10km walking race men, through Dominic Ndigiti and Jimmy Oroni at a time of 43.04.18 and 44.10.60 respectively. The third position went to Obado Kiboni of KFS at 47.57.78.

In the women’s category, Silvia Kemboi of KPA won at a time of 45.28.50 followed by Tabitha Chepkirui of KFS at 46.50.78, while Nuru Rama KPA finished third clocking 52.03.26.

Robinson Motende of KFS clocked 11.0 to win the 100m men race followed by Joseph Onduto of KPA at 11.5, while Justine Isaboke of KCAA took position three at 11.8.

In 100m Women, Maureen Cherono of KPA emerged victorious at a time of 12.4, followed closely by Grace Kidake of PCK and Linet Gitau of KCCA, both finishing at 12.7

Caroline Waiganjo of PCK won the 110m hurdles women at a time of, 15.3, followed by Jane Njoki of KPA at 16.8, while Philian Kerubo of KFS took position three at 19.1. In the men’s category, it was a KPA only affair Wiseman Were, Stephen Kipkoech and James Mucheru crossing the finish line at 14.4, 15.8 and 16.0 respectively.

The 10,000m Women attracted only two participants both from KPA, Emily Chebet and Mercy Chepkorir who finished the race at 36.52.64 and 37.33.63 respectively.

KPA also won the 4x100m relay men and women as well as the 4x100m relay both men and women.

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Story By Vincent Mwasi
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