Western delights from Kakamega County are this years ladies champions of the annual Webuye railways club basketball tournament.
The quick and skillful ladies beat Twists from Bungoma county 34-26 to bag the trophy and cash in a tough final match that was played at Webuye site and services estate on Sunday.
In the male category Lugulu stunned hosts Chetambe Bulls from Webuye to take home the trophy.
Chetambe had edged out Kakamega males team while Lugulu had edged out Kimilili Sonics in a tough duelling semis.
The semis were tough matches as referees had difficulty time controlling the players and crowds. Wesley Waswa from Lugulu bagged the most Valuable player in the tournament award among the male category while Elizabeth Wangeci from Bungoma bagged the mvp male award.
Bungoma women rep Catherine Wambilianga who graced the tournament asked youths to dedicate their time in sporting activities as a way of avoiding bad vices like drug abuse and unprotected sex during the December holidays.
Wambilianga promised to ensure before next year that the basketball court would be upgraded to good standards.
Arthur Mukoro the patron of Webuye basketball team asked the county government of Bungoma to ensure it also focuses on other games like basketball unlike giving too much attention on soccer.
“We would like to see a scenario whereby youths engaging in sports are recognized and even employed in counties as away of nurturing talents,”he said.
Don Liru the second vice president of Kenya basketball federation asked players to fully nurture their talents by engaging in various tournaments that will help identify their skills.
“We are happy that basketball is growing even in villages and we are happy that as much as we have played in a dusty field we shall soon have a court here,” he said.