Siblings Samson Tuwei and Wilson Tuwei will lead the Uasin Gishu County in defending athletics title at this year’s Kenya Inter-Counties Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) that kicks off on Sunday in Machakos County.
Samson and Wilson will be competing in 10,000m and 1,500m races respectively to restore the confidence of the county that has been dominating on track events, following in the footsteps of their father Richard Tuwei.
Speaking in Eldoret while receiving the flag, County Sports coordinator David Letting, said the siblings have anchored the county in sports and are expected to continue with their superlative performance.
“They have made this county proud and heading to Machakos, we are hoping they will be doing what they have been doing best,” said Lettying.
The duo joins other 201 competitors who will be competing in 16 disciplines that include football men, volleyball men and women, Basketball-men and women, netball, Ajua, pool table, badminton, darts, cultural dances, athletics, choir, tug-of-war and squash.
Uasin Gishu will be taking on other 46 counties across the country in the one week long extravaganza,
Nairobi City County, the overall title winners, Uasin Gishu will have to snatch various titles that include women’s volleyball, netball, basketball (women), badminton and squash.
While handing over the flag, deputy governor Daniel Chemno said as part of the games, they have to maintain discipline and come home with overall title.
“This is a county of champions and we expect you to do better than last year. We have the best Olympians in this county and we have to prove that in Machakos,” said Chemno.