Thirty teams from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will represent the University in various sporting activities during this years’ 8th Kenya University Sports Federation games to be held at Kibabii University between December 18-21, 2021.
The teams are slated to compete with other universities in Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Soccer, Karate, Scrabble, Hockey, Chess, Softball and Taekwondo, among others.
Following an exemplary performance in a similar tournament staged at the University this year, optimism around the JKUAT community remains high that a repeat of the success is possible.
With added pressure mounting on the athletes to reach similar heights, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi who flagged the team off said the athletes had already left a lasting impression on her from previous successes they had brought to the University.
The Vice Chancellor said she held all the university athletes in high regard further adding that previous performances and the sheer willingness to represent the University had made JKUAT a sports powerhouse.
She urged the athletes to do their best in their respective sports in order to cement the university’s place in the globe as an academic and sports giant.
With the current surge of Covid-19, Prof. Ngumi reminded the athletes to follow the Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
“Remember to frequently sanitize and wear your masks. Be very cautious and stick to the Covid-19 protocols,” advised Prof. Ngumi.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua urged the students to carry themselves with dignity as the University’s ambassadors in order to enhance the Institution’s good image.
He pledged his support to the athletes saying the university has set them up to succeed in sports.
JKUAT’s Director, Sports and Games, Dr. Waweru Kamaku, thanked the University management for providing support for a variety of sporting activities to thrive while challenging the students to aim for top honors in the upcoming games.