Siaya cyclist wins Busia Cycling race
A 22-year-old cyclist from Ugunja in Siaya County emerged the winner of the Kenya Cycling Association Busia County open championships that started and ended at Busia County Stadium on Saturday.
Joel Odhiambo Kola beat his closest challenger Wayinja Wakiku from Busia Uganda to claim TVS motorcycle donated by Car and General.
Wakiku received Sh20,000. Mark Wanjala from Uganda took Sh10,000 after taking third position with Isaiah Bogere (Uganda) receiving Sh3,000 for fourth place finish. Brian Yanga (Uganda) and Geoffrey Nyong (Bungoma) received Sh2000 after finishing fifth and sixth respectively.
Seventh to tenth finishers received Sh2,000 each with those who finished in 11th to 20th positions taking home Sh1,000 each. Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong donated Sh100,000 for the cash awards.
Odhiambo said it was a big honour for him and attributed his success to his coach and Siaya KCA chairman Odhiambo Dok.
Dok lauded Ojaamong for the sponsorship and appealed to other governors to emulate that magnificent feat.
Speaking while flagging off the cyclists, Ojaamong said the County Government will sponsor Tour De Busia competition in April , 2017 with a view to tapping talents that abounds among the youth in the County. ” This event is an eye opener to us to plan a better one next year. “
Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa said the inclusion of runners from Uganda is important in embracing cordial relations between Kenya and Uganda.
County Boda Boda Association Eric Makokha urged boda boda operators to observe traffic rules, adding that Aids among cyclists if the youth embark on extra curriculums examination.
Photos: 874: Joel Odhiambo celebrates with his fans after winning the cycling race in Busia on Saturday.