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Mwenda Thuranira’s foundation launch football tournament

The launch of Football tournament in Isiolo.

The Wakfu and Mambo Fresh Foundation has launched a 40 team’s football tournament in the Isiolo North Constituency.

Speaking during the launch, Mr. Hussein Dima who is the Director of Football Kenya Federation Isiolo County said the tournament will give the youths in Isiolo the opportunity to show off and develop their football skills and talent.

Dima urged Isiolo residents elect leaders who will assist and benefit them instead of allowing ethnic factors to influence their choice. “Football is one ways of mobilizing the youths and keeping them safe from drug abuse and its therefore important to choose leaders who will assist the youth and promote peace amongst the residents at large.” Dima said.

Speaking at the same event, Isiolo North constituency aspirant for Legislative Assembly Mr. Mwenda Thuranira said the tournament, which will feature 40 teams, will foster peace amongst the various communities in Isiolo County. Mr. Thuranira who is also the Director of Mambo Fresh Foundation and is running on the on the Party of National Unity (PNU), criticized the current MP for not allocating the 5 percent NGCDF budget meant for sports and diverting the funds for other activities instead.

The tournament whose whose inaugural game has been played at Mwangaza Field, will cost 3.2 million with the winning team getting KSh 50,000, while the runners-up and third-place finishers will each receive KSh 30,000 and KSh 20,000, respectively. All other competing teams will receive KSh 10,000 apiece during the finals scheduled for 30th July 2022.

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