Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) president Reuben Ndolo has asked the administration of the Nairobi County Government to rehabilitate social halls to tap talent.
“I have formally submitted appeals to the General Mohammed Badi of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and to Her Excellency Anne Kananu Mwenda, Acting Governor- Nairobi City County to urgently look into rehabilitating Nairobi’s social halls that used host indoor games,” said Ndolo.
Ndolo said currently, majority of social halls in Nairobi County are in bad condition and the ever increasing population of the city calls for expeditious refurbishment of existing socials halls and development of new ones.
“Only then can we claim to play a supportive role for Kenya in development of indoors sports to help Kenya teams win medals during Olympic, World or Commonwealth games and continental championships,” he said.
Ndolo Kenya was mostly dependant on outdoor sporting disciplines which has been reducing Kenya’s chances of competing other countries for top honours in games.
“Countries like China, Russia, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea among others win games because they combine well in both and outdoor events to scoop more medals and top the medal standings,” he said.
The former Makadara Member of Parliament (MP) made the remarks when he launched the Zoezi Mtaani initiative in Westlands constituency.
“Today, the people of Kangemi hosted their first #ZoeziMtaani event at Kihumbuhini Grounds in Kangemi and I was very pleased to be part of this exciting activity,” remarked Ndolo.
In the Zoezi Mtaani event, Ndolo was joined by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nairobi West branch chairman and former AFC Leopard’s treasurer Caleb Malweyi and Hamisi Maleya.
The local governing football body FKF’s Media and Communications manager Kenn Okaka also was in attendance for Ndolo’s keep fit session initiative which attracted Westlands constituency residents.