First Lady meets women golf team

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta receives a scarf and a badge from the Kenya Ladies Golf Union chair Joyce Wafula at State House, Nairobi.

/in First Lady, News, Press /by By James Mwambai    Nairobi, 27th May 2014, (PSCU)

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said international golf competition is an effective platform for teaching women leadership skills.

Speaking when she met the Kenya team that will take part in the All Africa Golf Challenge trophy at State House Nairobi, this afternoon, the First Lady said social benefits of sports are many and useful in development.

She stated that the Government appreciates the importance of sports and has continued to develop and promote various sports.

She commended the Kenya Ladies Golf Union for promoting the sport in the country and participating in the prestigious tournament since it began in Zimbabwe in 1992.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate them for organizing this event, which conforms to the highest international standards,” she said.

Teams from 17 African countries are taking part in the tournament.

 She expressed her gratitude to the organizers of the event which is being held in the country after 20 years.

“You should use home advantage to win this prestigious golf trophy for the country, and to compete in a way that will bring honour to our country and your sport,” said the First Lady.

Kenya Ladies Golf Union chairperson Joyce Wafula said her organization intends to raise Kshs 12.6 million for the event, so far, it has collected Kshs 8.6 million from its branches countrywide.

She thanked the First Lady for her efforts in promoting sports in the country and invited her to the event which takes place between June 10th and June 12th June.

Ms Saima Ondimu the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Sports and Muema Muindi the Managing Director of the Kenya Orient Insurance Company, the official sponsor of the event, expressed their gratitude to the First Lady for supporting sports.