Wasco games organizers have set the competition to start on August 20 to 24. This competition brings together 42 Water and Sewerage companies across the country participating in 14 disciplines which include track, field and indoor games.
Embu Water and Sewerage Company (Ewasco) managing director Hamilton Karugendo stated that the games will be hosted at Embu stadium, Kangaru Schools grounds and University of Embu grounds which are close to one another and are well equipped to host national sporting events.
Officials from Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company (Nyewasco) which hosted the last edition presented sports chains to Embu governor Martin Wambora and Karugendo.
Governor Wambora who was also appointed Wasco deputy patron, said that Embu County is more than ready to host the event and had the all the required facilities.
According to governor Wambora, locals had seized the opportunity and improved the accommodation and hospitality services in readiness for the huge number of people expected to attend.
Tenri CEO Jim Njamiu said they agreed to sponsor the event in appreciation of the role clean water plays in running of health facilities and prevention of diseases. Embu Children Hospital, Tenri is among the sponsors of the games.
Local Wasco organizing committee chairman Dickson Njiru termed last year’s event a success and urged residents to turn up in large numbers.
Wasco games have previously been hosted in Thika (2010), Mombasa (2011), Nakuru (2012), Nairobi (2013), Eldoret (2014), Machakos (2015). Mombasa then hosted the games for a second time in 2016 followed by Bungoma in 2017, while Nyeri were hosts in 2018.