Mwala legislator and Kenya Young Parliamentary Association (KYPA) member Vincent Musau produced a sterling performance at the ongoing EAC Inter-Parliamentary games to clinch gold medals for Kenya in 100m and 200m races.
The three time East Africa Parliamentary 100m champion replicated his previous glittering show to stage a great performance and help Kenya cement its position in defending last year’s title in Athletics.
Popularly known as “Kawaya”,the vibrant lawmaker is hopeful Kenya will equally dominate positive headlines in the women’s category.
“I won in athletics 200m and 100m bringing Kenya the only golds currently won in the highly competitive event. So here it’s bigger than myself. The KYPA fraternity should be proud of achievement especially lifting the Kenyan flag 🇰🇪 high” he jubilantly stated.
In 2020,Kenya dominated almost all the athletics disciplines as their Members of Parliament light up the stadium in Bujumbura,Burundi at the Eala Games
Kenyan lawmakers did a clean sweep of the 4 by 400 metres men’s race, 4 by 100 men, won men’s 100 metres, men’s and women’s walking race.
At least 1,500 legislators drawn from Kenya,Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zanzibar compete in different disciplines which include Football, Netball, Athletics, Tug-of-War, Volleyball, Walk race, Golf, Basketball and Darts.
The annual games that rotate from East African Community (EAC) member countries started on December 5th and will come to a conclusion on 17th of this month.
Kenya is represented by a squad consisting of seasoned former international sportsman and Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama, who is the Volleyball captain, while the Golf team is being led by Kieni MP Kanini Kega.
Luanda MP Christopher Omulele is the captain for the tug of war squad while Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka is in charge of the athletics team.
“We have come here to claim our position in East Africa and we are going to win all the games as we did in 2019,” noted Kenyan lawmaker Wanyama.
KYPA has reiterated its commitment in supporting sporting activities in the country among the youth to help them earn a living and become career athletes.
“Most of our members are in Tanzania representing the country in various disciplines and doing us proud through their good performance.Sports is a key field for our young people and we continue urging those who are passionate about this industry to use their skills well.As KYPA we will support where possible” remarked KYPA Executive Director Samba Buluma
EALA mooted the idea of the Inter-Parliamentary Games tournament in the Year 2009. The games were institutionalised as an annual activity of the EALA and the National Assemblies.
At the same time, the games were initiated to enhance interaction with the citizenry of the Partner States and as a mode of sensitisation and popularisation of the Regional Integration process.
Under the arrangement, EALA coordinates the tournament while the hosting National Assembly / Parliament organises and offers other logistical support to ensure a successful tournament.