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Wednesday, 04 Jan 2017 15:27 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi has urged youths not to be used by power-thirsty politicians during the forth-coming elections. Speaking during the Annual Francis Mwangangi Cup Tournament held at Katangi SecondarySchool grounds, Mr Mwangangi expressed concern for young people whom he said have been easy targets for "rogue politicians" who misuse them in violence during electioneering periods, urging them to stay away from dirty politics.
The Francis Mwangangi Cup has been on for almost eight years which comprises of football for both men and women and volleyball among other events. According to the legislator, this year’s event was held during the last day of the year as more youths would be at home. “Our aim is to ensure the youth are occupied especially during this festive season,” Mwangangi said.
In the tournament, Kyua teams emerged the champions in the football and volleyball. Kyua humbled Katangi 1-0 after Wambua Nzioka of Kyua scored an only goal in the 55th minute in the second half. Wambua Nzioka of Kyua scored the first goal on the 15th minute of the game after a rebound on the goal post while Julius Kyalo scored on the 31st minute and Vincent wambua on the 35th minute.
In the beginning of the game, Albanus Katanga of Ikombe scored their first goal of the match on the 64th minute before Wambua Nzioka made his saving score. In the men’s volleyball, Kyua beat Matuu two sets to nothing and against Ikombe, two sets during the semifinals.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.