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EALA Games: Khatib Mwashetani speaks from Burundi

Rachael Atieno
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Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani in Bujumbura, Burundi, December 6, 2018. [Source/Khatib Mwashetani]

Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani is in Bujumbura, Burundi as a participant in the on going 9th Edition of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) games.

 The games which kicked off on December 3, were organised to enhance, deepen and strengthen the East Africa Community (EAC) integration and are done annually. 

"I play basketball, football, table tennis, swimming and also representing EALA as the executive MC and commentator," disclosed Mwashetani on Thursday, December 6.

Kenyan men who are the defending Champions in Volleyball on Monday began their title defence by thrashing Uganda three sets to nil at an entertaining match.

Team Kenya led by their captain Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama humiliated their Ugandan counterparts in all the three sets before a huge crowd that included Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen among others.

In football the Kenya team was in high spirits with Murkomen leading the team to thrash the hosts Burundi 2-0.

In the Volleyball match the first set which ended in a record 22 minutes saw Kenya cruise to a win for 25-13.

Kenya led in the second set with 25-14 on their way to victory with 25-21 that wrapped up the game for the day.

 The EALA games were flagged off by the Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly, Justin Muturi together with his Burundian counterpart Rt Pascal Nyabenda on Sunday.

The annual games which bring together the East African Members of Parliament are aimed at building synergy and enhancing collaboration among member states using sporting activities.

"Sports have a special power to change the lives of people around the world. They promote peace and unite people beyond regions, colours and tribes. Sports have no borders and are universal," said Mwashetani.

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