Excitement as 10 counties feature in ‘Arrows for Peace’ archery tournament
It was a weekend to remember as more than 10 counties gathered at the Kibiku area, in Ngong, Kajiado County for a two-day Archery orientation and competition in an event organized by the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) and Irene Limika Foundation.
The Archery event, christened “Arrows for Peace” was a second edition, following a successful inaugural one held in Mount Elgon in July, with participants drawn mainly from counties in the North Rift.
The ‘bow and arrow’ sport, which is an Olympic event, is being held as part of NOC-K’s sports for peace programme with the objective to propagate the fundamentals of Olympism within the framework of sports.
Nock Secretary General Francis Mutuku says sports has shown its potential as a catalyst for peace and to contribute to the harmonious development of people hence offering the best platform for mobilization, connection, demonstration and advocacy for a safe, more equitable and inclusive world. The “Arrows for Peace” Archery tournament in Ngong is a continuation of NOC-K’s ambitious program to contribute positively to communities under the values of Olympism- Excellence, Respect and Friendship.
The two day event attracted a total of 60 participants from Narok, Isiolo, Samburu, Laikipia, West Pokot, Tana River, Kerciho, Bomet, Machakos, Kajiado and Nandi , who were all trained on the use of modern archery sport equipment provided by NOC-K, after which a competition was held, with winners walking home with attractive prize awards.
Bomet emerged as the top county with eight participants, followed by Isiolo and Narok respectively.