Hospitality industry in Nyeri is expected to make booming business in August, when the county hosts water companies’ annual sports competitions.
Over 2,000 participants drawn from 30 companies are expected to converge in Nyeri for the ninth edition of the Water Companies Sports Organization (WASCO), according to the local organizing committee of the host, Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company.
Governor Mutahi Kahiga, speaking this week when receiving the hosting instruments from the previous host, Bungoma County, said it was an honor for the county to play host to the games.
He reported that the event was among two other major national events the county will be hosting around the same time, which was a sign of good fortunes for the local economy.
The events include Kenya Primary Schools National Championships and Kenya National Music Festivals, which according to the governor will go a long way in promoting sports as well as earning the business community some income.
“All these guests will be hosted here and this will have a big impact on our economy,” the governor said, adding that he was committed to ensuring delivery of the events in a successful manner.
Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company, Managing Director, Peter Gichaga, said the three-day competition set to commence on August 22 would comprise various sporting disciplines such as athletics, swimming, football and indoor games.
Nzoia Water Services Company, Board Chair, Furaha Lusweti, said the interactions brought about by the games would help kill the “cancer” of tribalism that was threatening the country’s wellbeing.