Kenya Defence Forces wins opening match against Burundi in football as the 12th Military Games kick off.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo and the Chief of the Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe in a group photo with some of the delegates during the opening ceremony of EAC Military Games at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on 13 August 2019. 

Kenya Defence Forces football team defeated their Burundian counterparts 4-0 in an exciting opening match for the 12th East African Community (EAC) Military Games and Cultural Event 2019.

Oscar Wamalwa scored a hat trick with Enosh Ochieng’ scoring one goal to seal the win for Ulinzi.

The event whose theme is ‘One People One Destiny through EAC Military Games and Cultural Event’ was officially opened by the Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Tuesday 13 August 2019 where top military leadership from the participating countries were represented.

Speaking during the event, Ambassador Omamo said that this will be an exciting ten days of sporting and cultural activities. “This event will continue to strengthen the friendship established within the EAC Defence Forces.” She added.

The military games involve over 600 participants from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda competing in Football, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball and Cross Country.

This is the third time Kenya is hosting the EAC military games having successfully done so in 2007 and 2013 aimed at fostering esprit-de-corps among the Defence Forces of the EAC.

The games continue on Wednesday with matches in Volleyball women, Netball women, Football men and Basketball men.

Spte Wekoba boldly holds high the East African Community flag ushering in the 12th East African Military Games and Cultural Event at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on 13 August 2019. Despite losing his legs while serving Kenya in Somalia, he is still strong in service within the Kenya Defence Forces. Private Oscar wamalwa celebrates his hat trick.Spte Wekoba boldly holds high the East African Community flag ushering in the 12th East African Military Games and Cultural Event at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on 13 August 2019. Despite losing his legs while serving Kenya in Somalia, he is still strong in service within the Kenya Defence Forces. Private Oscar wamalwa celebrates his hat trick.
EAC Marching contingents during the event.EAC Marching contingents during the event.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo pens down her message of good luck to the EAC participating teams at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani during the official opening of the 12th East African Military Games and Cultural Event.Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo pens down her message of good luck to the EAC participating teams at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani during the official opening of the 12th East African Military Games and Cultural Event.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo keeks off the game at the Moi International Sports Centre. Looking on is the Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed.Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo keeks off the game at the Moi International Sports Centre. Looking on is the Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo congratulates Spte Edwin Wekoba for his service. Looking on is the Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed and the Chief of the Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe.Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo congratulates Spte Edwin Wekoba for his service. Looking on is the Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed and the Chief of the Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe.
KDF Private Oscar wamalwa shows his dribbling skills against a Burundi defenders.KDF Private Oscar wamalwa shows his dribbling skills against Burundi defenders.

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