KIPKOSGEI, JEPKOECH, KIPRUTO RACE TO VICTORY AT KICOSCA GAMES
CLEAN AIR FOR BETTER SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Elias kipkorir trains 26, resides and trains at a camp in Kapsabet. The camps hosts about 15elite athletes. Their weekly routine is certainly monastic. From Monday to Saturday every week, running is a religion.
“Our life here is simple, very simple; we get up in the morning, go for a run, and come back. If it is a day for cleaning, we do the cleaning, or we just relax. Then go for lunch, massage, the 4 o’clock run, and evening tea, relax, go to sleep”, says Kipkorir.
The training diary is set in a blackboard, two sessions a day, the most of important of which come on Tuesdays (track), Thursdays (long run) and Saturdays (interval training). The second session of the day is the afternoon 10km run. It is known as a recovery run.
Kipkorir says he opted to train in Kapsabet since the air quality is fresh and clean. He says they at all cost avoid congested roadways where combustion pollutants are worst.
Athletes subjected to air pollution may suffer from inflamed airways and diminished pulmonary capacity with resulting respiratory ailments, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Pollution can also impair athletes’ endurance and their ability to focus due to bothersome and distracting respiratory symptoms.
According to World Health Organization Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.
Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases and are important sources of morbidity and mortality.
In a recent collaboration between the County Government of Nandi, United Nations Environmental Programme and Stockholm environment institute that saw the installation of air quality sensors at the Eliud Kipchoge Stadium, will not only enable researchers to collect and analyze more data on the impact of air pollution on sports, but also inform mitigation actions.
According to Elias the partnership could not have come at a better time. He says data from the centers will help put up measures to control air pollution in sporting venues and thus ensuring Kapsabet athletes compete in a clean environment.
In line with Governor Stephen Sang agenda of making Kapsabet a cradle of athletics prowess, he has committed to supporting cleaning environment for our athlete.
Governor Sang, during the unveiling of the air quality sensors at the Eliud kipchoge stadium reiterated his support in ensuring that the environment is well conserved. He said this will be achieved through elaborate afforestation program and partnership with key Stakeholders involved in conservation adding that Climate Change is real and that we should Act Now.
AIR QUALITY SENSOR UNVEILED AT ELIUD KIPCHOGE SPORTS COMPLEX IN NANDI
The Cabinet Secretary for sports, youth affairs and arts Ababu Namwamba today launched an air quality sensor at Eliud Kipchoge sports complex in Kapsabet town.
The event dubbed Road to climate Cop 27: Athletics Kenya for air quality and climate action was graced by Governor Stephen Sang, representatives from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Stolkholm Environment Institute, Athletics Kenya led by the president Rtd. lieutenant General Jackson Tuwei, double Olympic and world champion in 1500M Faith Kipyegon among other guests.
The Cabinet Secretary for sports, youth affairs and arts Ababu Namwamba said that the government is targeting to plant more trees in order to combat climate change. He also promised to work with the county government of Nandi to improve the sports facilities in the region including Kipchoge Keino stadium.
Speaking during the function, governor Sang thanked the national government and athletics Kenya for unveiling the sensor in Nandi because it will benefit the athletes who train at the facility. He also requested the national government to help in the completion of Kipchoge Keino stadium. Governor Sang promised to put in place measures to combat climate change in the region.
Eliud Kipchoge sports complex in Kapsabet was funded by the county government of Nandi as a residential training facility that will be used by the athletes for training and other services.
On his part, Athletics Kenya president Rtd. Lieutenant General Jackson Tuwei said that the sensor was the 6th to be lunched in Kenya, stating that the other five sensors are in Moi international sports Centre Kasarani, Nyayo national stadium, Kenya Wildlife Services, Nakuru Athletics club, Lobo sports Centre in Eldoret and one in Nandi. He said that Nandi can host an international athletics event in the near future
because of the air quality sensor which is one of the requirements needed to host an international
The sensor will be used to monitor gases which can be harmful to the environment and human health.
WOMEN URGED TO FORM GROUPS AND EMBRACE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Nandi CEC for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech has urged women in Nandi County to form groups to enable them benefit from the various government development projects.
The CEC Member urged women to seek information on county and national government opportunities and also take part in public participation forums such as the budget making process.
Ruth said women should also come together and register companies where they shall be able to apply for tenders.
She said 30 per cent of the tenders are allocated to women, youth and people living with disabilities.
The CEC said both the county and the national government are committed to ensure that marginalized groups such as women, youth and the disabled access opportunities that will enable them realize their full potential.
In her part the CEC nominee for Education, Sports Culture and Youth Affairs Scolastica Tuwei said that social and economic empowerment through various development programmes is paramount for a community’s development.
She said the participation of women in social and economic areas have helped in poverty eradication programmes.
She also called on the youth to form groups in order for them to benefit from the hustler fund from the national government. She further called on the boda boda operators to form or join Saccos.
They were speaking jointly during the opening of Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) Offices in Kapsabet Town.
The County Government of Nandi is committed to all efforts made for the advancement of women, especially in the economic, social and cultural areas. The County is convinced that the advancement of women is one of the primary points of allowing society to create an atmosphere conducive to development.
RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY UNDER THE COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE
The Nandi County Youth Service is established to give eﬀect to Article 55 of the Constitution of Kenya. The function of the service includes; Training the youth to serve the county and recruiting the trained youth to undertake tasks relating to the devolved functions of the county or otherwise in service of the county.
The Department of Sports, Youth Aﬀairs and Arts intends to recruit an additional 100 youths, that is 3 youths per Ward across the county for a period of 3 years. The recruitment is open to the youths of age 18 – 32 years and who are residents of Nandi County.
Interested Applicants Must meet the following requirements:
- Must be aged between 18 and 32 years
- Must be Kenyan Citizen with a valid National ID
- Be a resident of Nandi County and from the wards they reside
- Must be physically ﬁt
- Must be available throughout the entire period of the program
- Must have an Artisan Skill; plumbing, electrical and /or Masonry
All written applications should be submitted to Ward Oﬃces by 21st October, 2021.
THE Ag. DIRECTOR NCYS
P.O BOX 802, KAPSABET.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ENQUIRIES CALL 1548
NANDI COUNTY HOSTS UNDER 20 PRE TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Athlletics Kenya in partnership with County Government of Nandi held the Central Rift Region under 20 pre-trials at Eliud Kipchoge Annex in Kapsabet.
In the category of 400M Women sylvia jelagat -55.78 scooped the first position followed closely by Nelly Jepchirchir -59.28 ,Asipitar clocked 60.01 .
Athletes battled it out to emerge the best in the race
In the 1500M women ,Winnie Jemutai 4:29:3 came first followed closely by Daisilah Jerono 4:30:1 ,Naomi Kemboi 4:32:5 took the third position in the 5000 Men race that seemed to be a tight one Emmanuel Kilagat 14:12:1 took the lead followed closely by Levi Kibet from Nandi 14:13:0 Fredrick Timon 14:18:34 from west pilot took the third position and in the 5000(Women)Brenda jepchumba 16:19:7 came first followed closely by Zenah Jeptoo from Nandi 16:33:8 in the third position was Debra Jemutai 16:33:8 .
The event attracted a large crowd who turned out in airport of one of their own.The race attracted more than 200 Athletes. Chief officer Kennedy Tanui addressing the athletes .
COUNTY PARTNERS WITH MORENDAT INSTITUTE FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUTH.
ATHLETES BATTLE IT OUT IN THE FIELD FOR COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY HELD AT KAPSABETSHOWGROUND.
County Government of Nandi in partnership with Athletics Kenya held cross country competition at Kapsabet showground in Nandi County .
The event saw over 300 participants turn out for the exercise that intended to nature talents.The categories were 6km Junior women,8Km Junior Men,10Km senior Women and 10Km senior Men.
In the 6Km Junior women Zenah Cheptoo scooped the first position with a time line of 21:05:40,followed by Daisilah Jerono 22:58:0 Vivian Jepkemei managed position three with a timeline of 23:19 mins.
In the 5Km Junior women(under 18) Linet Jeptekweny managed the first position 23:25 mins followed closely by Valentine Jemutai 23:56mins and Mourine Jepchirchir scoped the third position 24:15.
In the 8Km Junior Men Johnson Lagat 24:54 came first followed closely by Maxwell Kipng’etich 24:54 the third position came Elijah Kibet 25:51Mins the race also had Ednah Jebitok who scooped the first position 33:05:60 followed closely by Daisy Jerotich 34:03:76 the third position was taken by Betty Jepkemei 34:53:50.
The last category was that of senoir Men that saw men battle it out in the basking sun and the first position came Daniel Kiprotich 30:17:6 followed closely by Titus Kipruto 30:29:76 mins the third position was Alex Kibet 30:39:24
The first six athletes in each category will proceed to the regional that will be held in Eldoret Sports club on 31st.
NANDI COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE IN TOP GEARS ACROSS THE COUNTY.
Nandi County Youth service is re-taking and creating new shapes across the sub-counties.
The youths have engaged in constructive works that have changed the outlook of the sub-counties.
Through this, the youth have done the road maintenance, free flow of drainage system and clearing of environment.
The exercise has seen residents in various parts of the county access passable roads enjoy the free flow of drainage system.
The exercise has benefited some youths who are now earning a living from working under the Nandi County Youth service.
CECM for Sports Youth Affairs and Arts Elly Kurgat said the programme aims at bringing youths on board as the main stakeholders.
“As a department, we are on the verge of ensuring youths’ take up their roles and benefit from this programme”, he said.
NANDI COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE DOING AN EXEMPLARY WORK WITHIN THE SUB-COUNTIES.
Nandi County Youth service has been in the process of reshaping the county’s environment through different exercise.
A month after the NCYS graduated, a lot has traversed within the Sub-Counties.
The project is aimed at employing the youths within the county to improve their living standards.
The 600 youth who have benefited from the program have received the relevant life skills that will foster their personal and career development and enhance their contribution to community development.
The Youth are sub-divided into groups based on the Sub-Counties whereby they are working in the 30 wards within the county.
The Youths from Kabiyet did a commendable job that has drove attention from the public.
The NCYS is maintaining of roads surfaces, clearing and proper maintenance of drainage system, good maintenance of water projects systems youths clearing blockage into water projects.
Some will also be doing cleaning services, painting, mechanical and welding works among others.