Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen impressed once again, this time not in Parliament but on the football pitch as his solitary goal was enough in Bunge FC's win over East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).
Murkomen solitary goal enough as Bunge FC beats EALA
Murkomen was also the captain of Bunge FC.
Bunge FC was a project of the late former President Daniel Moi, who was known for his love for sports. A year after after his death, the team is still flying high, this time captained by Murkomen himself.
The team is currently taking part in the ongoing 11th edition of EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games in Arusha, Tanzania.
The annual tournament usually takes place as parliaments in the region start to put aside their debating skills on the floor of the respective Houses, so as to swap such with sporting skills.
EALA mooted the idea of the Inter-Parliamentary Games tournament in the Year 2009. The games were institutionalised as an annual activity of the EALA and the National Assemblies.
At the same time, the games were initiated to enhance interaction with the citizenry of the Partner States and as a mode of sensitisation and popularisation of the Regional Integration process.
Under the arrangement, EALA coordinates the tournament while the hosting National Assembly / Parliament organises and offers other logistical support to ensure a successful tournament.
The EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games tournament is a key aspect of building relations between the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the National Assemblies in the EAC region in line with Article 49(2)(a) of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community