Information security officer wins Waziri golf tourney


By Tobby Otum

Playing off handicap 16, an information security officer was declared overall winner in the inaugural Waziri golf tournament held at Leisure Lodge Golf Club in South Coast,  Kwale county.

Ngumo Kingori won the title after posting 37 points beating 55 golfers during the one-day tournament ahead of the Connected Summit 2023 at the Leisure Lodge hotel in Kwale county. Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi graced the ceremony.

Ngumo, who is a member of  Ruiru Sports Club, managed to score 17 points on the first nine holes and 20 points on the second nine holes to be declared  overall winner.

Sharon Nyambura won the runners-up award after posting 37 points playing off 34 handicap. 

Kipkiri Langat playing off 21 handicap won the second runners-up award after posting 36 points. 

Sven Kampa won in the men’s category after posting 36 points with  Carloine  Mokaya  winning in the ladies’ category.     

Speaking during  the inauguration ceremony Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications Eliud Owalo said the government’s responsibility is to guide the course of change, ensuring the country remains a vanguard of the digital revolution.

He added that Kenya’s digital economy thrives through synergy of public-private collaboration.

“This year’s event is to host an impressive 1,500 delegates who have already checked in,” he pointed out.

The CS added that the participants in the one-day open tournament are enjoying the immaculately green, picturesque view and the rich, vibrant culture at the venue of the meeting.

Owalo pointed out that the golf experience and the engaging sports event, unites ICT professionals, entrepreneurs and policy makers laying the foundation for a productive exchange of ideas and nurturing relationships that will extend throughout the Connected Summit which is underway.

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