Owing to shortage of job opportunities in Kenya, youths in Baringo County have been urged to embrace sports and talent nurturing to alleviate poverty.
This is according to Baringo Central Member of Parliament (MP) Joshua Kandie who spoke during the just concluded 10kilometre- Kirandich Water Dam (KIRI-Dam) road race held at Kabarnet Boys’ High school grounds on Saturday.
“It is evident that there are lesser job opportunities nowadays in Kenya to gather for everybody so I appeal to the young people to explore their talents like sporting to earn a living” Kandie said.
He was backed by his counterparts Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West), National Assembly Speaker and Kuresoi North MP Musa Cheboi and wiper party nominated MP Sammy Seronei and Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony.
Kandie further called upon the leaders to nurture and support youth talents saying it will go a long way to alleviate idling and joblessness in Kenya.
“I aspire to mobilize funds to make the KIRI-dam marathon an annual event to attract even more participants from across the country” Kandie said urging the residents to own and participate.
The event seeks to a raise funds to complete the dam’s phase two piping and treatment aimed at ensuring sufficient water supply to Kabarnet town and households within Baringo Central and North.
The first, second and third positions in each category pocketed sh50, 000, Shs45, 000 and Shs35, 000 respectively.