Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa addresses the Champions. PHOTO/COURTESY
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa on Monday treated students of Friends’ School Kamusinga, Moi Girls’ Kamusinga and Kimilili Boys’ High School to a lavish dinner party hosted at the Great Lounge Gardens in Kimilili town.
This was an appreciation following their sterling performance in the just-completed 2019 East Africa Secondary School Games (EASSG) held in Arusha, Tanzania.
“I first want to congratulate you all for flying high not only the flag of Kimilili Constituency but also the whole nation during such a competitive international competition,” said Barasa in an event that started at 8pm.
“As leaders, we shall ensure that your amazing talents are well supported to the maximum.”
Friends’ School Kamusinga and Moi Girls’ Kamusinga won hockey and handball, respectively while Kimilili Boys’ High School were runners-up.
FSK, Moi Girls’ Kamusinga and St Luke’s Kimilili Boys are all located in Kimilili Constituency which Mr. Barasa represents in the National Assembly.
It was the second time the first-first legislator was hosting such an event after doing so last year.
Earlier on, Deputy President Dr. William Ruto had promised to clear the entire school fees of all the Kenyan participants in the Tanzania edition as a way of motivating the young Sports men and women.
Together with the Deputy President William Ruto, we have cleared fees for 2019 and the whole of 2020 for participants who flew high the Kenyan flag.I urge learners to excel in their studies and at the same time,exploit their talents.|@WilliamsRuto @moscakenya#KimililiPeopleFirst pic.twitter.com/g7fPK9XwBQ
— Didmus Barasa,MP (@DidmusWaBarasa) August 26, 2019
The County Government of Bungoma has not been keen on laying down proper mechanisms to nature local talent in all spheres with youths struggling to establish themselves especially in the theatre industry.
It’s not even clear if the County will also host the Champions who represented the County at international level.
The young lads were treated to best meals and soft drinks from the facility but no alcohol was allowed in the dinner as these were minors.
Barasa, who floored former MP Joshua Murunga to clinch the seat after a failed first attempt, has been frontinf for the empowerment of local talent.
A few months ago during the burial of local comedian John ‘Gift’ Masinde, the MP pledged to build a state-of-the-art social hall in Kimilili where youths can practice their talents.
The storied building will house a standard recording studio, a rehearsal unit, an auditorium and a modern library as well as an ICT centre. The project is expected to be complete in 18 months.
Bungoma County is known to be one of the biggest hubs of talent at national level having produced amazing artists like Rawbeena of the hit song ‘Romantic‘, comedian Mshamba Zebedayo (James Chanji), film director Derrick Waswa formerly of tv drama Gavana, former national volley-baller and current Webuye West Dan Wanyama, former Harambee Stars striker Ken Simiyu and Blogger Wakajuaness.