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Kirinyaga Speaker Muteti Murimi Spearheads Transformative Partnership to Empower Youths through Sports and Creative Arts

Mar 28, 2024 #Kirinyaga
County Assembly Speaker Initiates Collaborative Effort with Sportpesa and DBA Africa to Boost Grassroots Development
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In a move towards fostering youth empowerment and talent development, the Honorable Muteti Murimi, County Assembly Speaker for Kirinyaga, has taken a significant step by convening a consultative meeting with representatives from Sportpesa and DBA Africa.

The purpose of the meeting, held earlier this Wednesday, was to explore partnership opportunities under the Tujiamini Initiative, aimed at nurturing talents in sports and creative arts among the youth.

The Tujiamini Initiative seeks to broaden youth participation in sports and the creative economy by enhancing grassroots sports initiatives and integrating technology into sports development programs. This collaborative effort, spearheaded by Muteti Murimi, underscores his commitment to serving the community with diligence and compassion.

During the meeting, discussions centered around strategies to identify and nurture talents at the grassroots level, with a focus on leveraging technology to reach a wider audience of young talents. Mr. Pius Shiundu, Head of Operations at DBA Africa, led the delegation alongside Mr. Joseph Steventon, Ms. Mercy Kabui, and Mr. Henry Kibe, emphasizing the importance of investing in youth development initiatives.

The initiative also unveiled plans to recognize and reward outstanding talents through various categories, with winners set to receive a range of awards including cash prizes, annual sponsorships, and sporting gear. This incentive aims to motivate young individuals to pursue their passion in sports and creative arts while providing them with the necessary support to excel in their respective fields.

Notable attendees at the meeting included County Assembly Members Hon. Fredrick Maina, Chair of the Sports Committee, Hon. Jinaro Njamumo, Hon. Gichangi Bosco, Hon. Thomas Mwangi Muriuki, Hon. Dr. Isaiah Muriithi Mbogo, Hon. Jeremiah Makimi, and Hon. Caroline Muriithi. Their presence underscores the collaborative effort between the County Assembly and stakeholders to drive positive change in the community.

Furthermore, Mr. Dennis Muciimi, the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Sports, and Chief Officer Hon. Kepha Mugambi also graced the occasion, reaffirming the commitment of the county government to support initiatives aimed at youth empowerment and talent development.

Muteti Murimi’s leadership in facilitating this transformative partnership reflects his dedication to serving the people of Kirinyaga and creating opportunities for the youth to thrive. By harnessing the collective efforts of stakeholders and fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors, the Tujiamini Initiative holds the promise of unlocking the full potential of youth talents in the county, thereby contributing to its socio-economic development and prosperity.

As the initiative gains momentum, stakeholders are optimistic about its potential to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young individuals, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for Kirinyaga.

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