Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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By Jennifer Muema

Saturday 17th ,2022 marked the Annual Inter-Regional Prisons Cross-Country Championship at the Prisons Staff Training College,Ruiru.
The event was Graced by the Principal Secretary State Department for Correctional Services Ms. Mary M.Muriuki,HSC.

The Championship saw ten teams from Prisons Headquarters,Prisons staff Training College(PSTC), Nairobi,Rift valley,Coast,Eastern,Western,Nyanza,N.Eastern and Central compete for the top prize.The events included 10 kilometers senior Women,10 kilometers Senior Men and mixed relay.

Rift Valley scooped first position for the second time running, second position went to Central Province and third position to Prison Staff training College.The championships saw a 36 members team selected to represent Kenya Prisons Service during the National championships.

The Principal Secretary while giving her speech affirmed that the Government is serious with promoting sports as a revenue generating activity.She also urged all athletes not to go the doping route to enhance their performance to avoid the risk of being banned from international competitions.

 

The PS also informed the officers that the Government is committed to improving their terms and conditions and her office is also ready to offer any support in ensuring officers’ mental wellness.She noted that the Athletics Kenya had identified PSTC facility to host the national championships.This being proof of how serious we are in developing our sports.

The Commissioner General of Prisons encouraged all the officers to emulate KPS legends who have written History through hardwork and put in their best as they prepare for the National Cross Country Championships that is slated for 21st January 2023.He appreciated the sponsors of the event,all Regional Commanders and Officers in charge for supporting the sportsmen.

Finally,the CGP appreciated the Kenya Prisons Sports Council for always hosting this annual event which enables the sportsmen,Women and Prison officers to interact and showcase their talents.

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Telposta Towers,Nairobi
P. O. Box 30478 - 00100 Kenya
E-mail: ps@correctional.go.ke
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