Kakamega high celebrate after being crowned 15s Champions. Photo Courtesy/ Alvin Wesonga

Sports activities in Schools prohibited for 90 days


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Kenya Secondary Schools will have to wait for 90 days or more to have their extra-curricular activities, this is after President Uhuru Kenyatta banned sports, drama, music and prize-giving days involving more than one school.

In his 13th Presidential address on the review of the COVID-19 Containment measures on Sunday 3 January 2021, Uhuru stated that all exchange visits between schools will remain prohibited for the next three months.

“All extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, music and prize-giving days, involving more than one school remain prohibited for the next 90 days; and all exchange visits between schools shall remain prohibited for the same period;” reads Uhuru’s Executive Order.

“That all schools shall ensure that they have adequate handwashing stations corresponding to their student population, in line with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education; schools experiencing water problems must ensure that there is adequate availability of hand sanitisers for both the students and the teachers,” the Executive Order further read.

The School co-curricular activities were stopped in March 2020 after the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country. By the time schools closed, Kenya Secondary Schools Games were headed to the regional stage.

East African Champions Kakamega School had retained the Kakamega County 15s as Koyonzo won the 7s.  Vihiga High School and Chavakali won the 7s and 15s respectively in their county.

Butula and Kolanya were Busia County Champions in 7s and 15s and they were to join Bungoma and Kamusinga who had emerged top in Bungoma County to qualify for Western Region games

In Nyanza, Maseno managed a double in Kisumu County games. St Marys Yala bagged the 15s title with Chianda being crowned 7s Champions in Siaya.

Rift Valley had likes of Mogoiyuet, Olmelil from Narok County, Menengai and Utumishi from Nakuru County, and Kabianga, Kunyak from Kericho County reaching the regionals

Kwale, Shimba won the Kwale County rugby titles, Barani, Krapf were Kilifi Champions while Shimo La Tewa were the other side to bag two title at the counties.

 

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