Mark Namanya and Brenda Maraka won the Kenya Day Golf tournament that was played at Kitante Golf Course, Kampala over the weekend.
Namanya and Maraka returned 54 and 55 net respectively.
As Kenya prepares to celebrate her 53rd Independence, on the 12th of December, over 150 golfers turned out to take part in their annual independence golf tournament at the Kitante golf course, Kampala.
The day’s heavy downpour did not deter celebrated sports journalist Mark Namanya and Brenda Maraka from returning the best scores to win the men and women categories.
The two returned 54 and 55 net respectively to win tickets to Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel and Spa, a trophy and golf bag each.
Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda Kiema Kilonzo urged Uganda and Kenya to embrace golf tourism as another way of ensuring trade relations between the two countries.
This week on Thursday, the Republic of Kenya will be celebrating 56 years of independence. Kenya became an independent republic on 12 December 1963.
Elsewhere, the Uganda Fencing Association received equipment boost including a fencing playing field from the American Fencing Association in the United States of America.
According to the federation’s general secretary Caroline Adong, the equipment will help them hold the national schools camp and championships that will enable them to choose fencers to represent Uganda at the Africa Junior and world cadet fencing championships in Ghana and USA respectively.
One of the recurring challenges faced by the Fencing federation in Uganda has been the lack of up to standard equipment that has continuously hindered the growth of the game.