Over the past few years Kenya Institute of Mass Communication have not been performing that well in the Kenya technical institution sports association(KETISA) games since it was started in the 1994.
Where there was a major upsurge in national technical institution to break from technical institutes that started from the district to the national levels that they felt were juniors and form a senior umbrella that are on the same level.
KIMC was the sixth to be registered in KETISA games and they have since then participated all through. Though they are not that strong in athletics the major strength is in the rugby team that has been performing well in past years and their spirit is still on.
This year’s event that was held on date 24th,25th and 26th March, 2017 respectively was held at the Kipchoge Keino stadium Uasin Gishu county Eldoret sub county that drew a total of twenty two technical colleges across the country Incuding the newly elevated national polytechnics
Kenya institute of mass communication mens rugby team beat Railways Training Institute 21-0 in their first pool B which comprised of Nyeri,Kabete Railway Training Institute and Kenya Teachers Training College (K.T.T.C)before proceeding to the quarter finals where they played with K.T.T.C and scored 24-7.
However in their final match with Sigalagala which was came as a surprise to many after K.I.M.C took the second position at a score of 20-5 K.I.M.C was beaten 20-5 followed by east Africa school of aviation in third and Sigalagala the first position.
According to KIMC rugby captain Griffin Ndwiga “the game was tough but all the same we are okay being in the second position but next time we will bring the cup home.”said Ndwiga.
However the organizing secretary of the KETISA and chief starter athletics Kenya Mr.Thomas Ongwacho the few individuals’ talents that will be recognized will be exposed to thorough exercise and where they can get chances to participate in the world championships and consumers like the Kenya prisons and trained for the national championship.
The three day event that comprises of Rugby, soccer women and athletics drew a total of twenty two institutions including the newly elevated colleges including Meru, Kabete, kitale, coast and sigalagala that have shown good performance in both rugby and field events.
Saturday, march 25th, 2017.
By Bentura Kwamboka
Digital content editorial Board