The 2018 Kenya Technical Institution Sports Association (KETISA) games kicked off at Kisumu National Polytechnic on Wednesday.
The games themed ‘Kicking out drug abuse and HIV/AIDS among youths through sports’ also aims at promoting national cohesion and integration among the learning institutions.
Among the disciplines on the card are athletics, rugby, Men and ladies soccer, with a new game floor ball, being brought up by KETISA from Finland, where twenty four KETISA member institutions are participating.
Speaking to KNA, the Organizing Secretary, Thomas Ongwacho said the games were important in enhancing national unity.
He further explained that KETISA organization has no sponsors and it relies on annual subscription of members and participation fee to run the event.
We wish we had sponsors to help us maintain and run the event, we are forced to pay peanuts to professionals like the referees and the coordinators who train and nurture our teams, Said Ongwacho.
Jane Otieno, a student at National Industrial Training Authority in Nairobi thanked KETISA for giving them a chance to participate in the games.
She said the sport had generated her passion and morale to interact with other technical institutions across the country.
Otieno appealed to sponsors to avail themselves and support KETISA to enable the sport to extend across East Africa, including the international level.
Source: Kenya News Agency