Didmus Barasa in between the posts in a grassroots football tournament

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has affirmed his bid of including Sports in his development agenda following his re-election in the August 2022 General Elections.

Barasa who was ranked the best performing youthful MP in last year's report released by Mzalendo Trust said sports especially football is big in his constituency as it attracts passionate following and interest due to the local talent.

"I'm spreading my wings further to sports moreso football to support our young boys and girls who have shown interest to competitively take part in the game. Legislatively we'll also push for proper laws aimed at enhancing investment of  more resources in the local sports initiatives in line with President William Ruto's Bottom-Up tournament which will be launched soon" he said.

Barasa who has been  credited for turning around educational infrastructures in his constituency and economic transformation through charitable missions indicated he will initiate partnerships with some of the Kenya Premier League sides from Western part of the country. 

"We are starting from the bottom as we rise up in our bid to empower the local talents equip their skills and as a result we're encouraging  those who have demonstrated utmost desire to perform well in soccer even as we continue reaching out to teams like AFC Leopards and Nzoia Sugar FC for considering those with potential in our respective jurisdictions  " added the vocal lawmaker.

Upon taking over the reigns of Bungoma county towards the end of last year, area county boss Kenneth Lusaka officially launched the Wellness Center at Wanangali sports lodge in a bid to  fast-track sports and culture in the region.

Lusaka pointed out that his manifesto highlighted clearly what he will do in the sports docket affirming that his regime is keen on improving and nurturing talents.

“Bungoma has in the past done well and produced international sports champions, before my term elapses in the office I will assure you I would have done something to improve sporting activities,” Lusaka noted.

Barasa said they will collaborate efforts with county officials to implement the head of state's  talent search programmes affirming that such avenues grant players an opportunity to showcase their capabilities hence getting spotted by relevant scouting teams.

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