Kenya Ports Authority retain overall title as Kecoso games come to an end

By Eric lungai: Monday, August 20th 2018 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Sports
Kenya Ports Authority officials admire the Mawasiliano shield they won after emerging the best in the Kenya Communications Sports Organisation (Kecoso) games that ended on August 18, 2018 at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. [Eric Lungai, Standard]

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) have retained the Mawasiliano Shield in the 39th edition of Kenya Communication Sports Organisations (Kecoso) that ended in Kakamega over the weekend.

The dockers amassed a total of 139 points after winning in golf, darts, netball, pool, basketball (women), swimming (for people living with disabilities), swimming and athletics where they scooped 35 gold, 24 silver and 20 bronze medals.

Despite relinquishing their football and basketball (men) titles they won last year, KPA came back to finish strong in athletics where they dominated every discipline in track and field.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) came a distant second with 107 points, after winning two gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medals in athletics, and also being runners up in swimming and darts.

Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) won football, scrabble, volleyball and basketball (men), but didn’t participate in athletics and were third overall with 99 points.

Kecoso chairperson Cyril Wayongo praised the sportsmanship shown during the week-long competitions.

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“The games have successfully captured the imagination of the Kenyan people through the decades. I’m glad, this year’s event has not been exceptional,” Mr Wayongo said. Communications Authority of Kenya that were fourth (84 points)

.Other corporations that participated in the games were Kenya Airports Authority (80), Ministry of Transport (42), Ministry of ICT (29), Kenya Ferry Services (27), Kenya Maritime Authority (13) and Kenya Film Classification Board (12).

During the competitions, 19-year-old sensation Vincent Mutai won both the 10,000m and 5000m races.

Kenyan international Collins Omae, who also featured for KPA beat Joseph Sanare’s threat to win the 400m race on 47.9. Omae was,however, beaten by his teammate Stephen Kariuki to the 200m race. [Erick Lungai]