Football Kenya Federation finalized a five-day intensive training in Samburu North constituency to identify referees in the war-torn area which is famously known for constant conflicts between the Samburu and Turkana communities in Baragoi.
The training that began on the 6th May and concluded on 9th May identified a total of 18 referees who shall be tasked with officiating matches within Samburu North and help grow the game of football further helping in the peace building process.
The five was day training was organized by FKF in conjunction with the Samburu North CDF through the area MP Hon. Alois Lentoimaga.
During the closing ceremony Hon. Alois lauded the federation for their efforts to reach the area, and for being able to conduct the training of match officials.
“The federation is filling up space where we cannot imagine by bringing these two (Samburu and Turkana) communities together through sports, the referees will be great ambassadors in behavioral change within these communities”.
The training workshop of the 18 referees was led by FIFA instructor and FKF’s referee’s manager Silvester Kirwa.
Since coming into office the federation has been on an onslaught towards the growth of grassroots football conducting numerous referees trainings within the country in a capacity-building process that has seen the federation get acknowledgment from FIFA.