Kenyan MP Wins Gold in 100M Race [VIDEO]
As the 10th edition of the East African Parliamentary Games entered its fifth day on Friday, December 13, Kenya dominated the athletics and golf categories.
The games were held at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole within Uganda's capital of Kampala.
Kenyan parliamentarians dominated the track events despite stiff competition from legislators from neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda.
Kenyan quartet of legislators, Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama, Lang'ata MP Nickson Korir, Mwala MP Vincent Musau, and Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna led Kenya's charge to victory in the men's 4x100 meters and led from start to finish.
In the women's relay, parliamentarians from Uganda, Tanzania, and the East African Legislative Assembly took first, second, and third place respectively.
Mwala MP Vicent Musau sprinted to win the 100 meters event ahead of Lang'ata MP Nickson Korir and Burundi's Benjamin Nkurunziza.
Tanzania grabbed the gold medal in the women's 100 meters category ahead of Kenya and Uganda.
"It is about inspiring young people that there is energy even when we have politics.
"We have interacted with our colleagues and it's a good way of networking and ensuring stability in East Africa," the Kenyan team coach told NTV.
In the men's 400m, 1,500m, and the women's 1,500m categories, Kenya and Tanzania trailed Uganda.
Kenya is expected to go up against Uganda on Saturday, December 14, in the women's volleyball match in a bid to sit top of the table standings.
The country is seeking to retain titles in athletics and volleyball as Kenyan MPs contend for more medals in netball and football.
"We find what unites us more than what divides us more," Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi stated.
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