East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Monday, 10th August, 2016: The 10th EAC Military Games and Culture Event taking place in Kigali entered its second day with athletes from the Kenya Defence Forces taking the lead in all the games. Lined-up for Day Two was the 10 km-Cross Country Race for both women and men at IPRC Kicukiro Stadium in Kigali, presided over by Maj. Gen. Mubaraka Muganga on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).
In the Men’s race, SPTE Emmanuel Kipsanga touched the finish line in a time of 27:15:68 minutes, followed by Private Franklin Ocelel 27:16:10, and Superintendent Stephen Arita finished third at 27:17:15.
Private Nelson Fabiano of Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces was 6th, Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) athlete Sgt Alex Chesakit was 7th and the RDF runner, Sgt Joseph Nzirorera came in the 8th position.
Kenya was the best team in the male category followed by Uganda. Rwanda came third and Tanzania finished fourth in general rankings. Out of 24 male athletes, 21 finished the race.
In the women’s race, it was an all-Kenyan affair as Warrant Corporal Sheila Chepkiryi clocked 31:17:18 minutes to win. Her fellow Kenyan runners Private Goyceline Chepkosgei and Private Judith Chemutai came second and third respectively.
In the overall performance/ranking in the Women’s race, Kenya took the 1st position, Uganda (2nd), Tanzania (3rd) and Rwanda (4th).
The games for Day Three, Wednesday 10th August, 2016 include:
Football: Uganda vs Tanzania from 17:30hrs -19:30hrs at Kigali Régional Stadium/Nyamirambo;
Basketball: Uganda vs Kenya (15:30-17:00) and Rwanda vs Tanzania (17:30-19:00) at Amahoro Petit Stade;
Netball: Tanzania vs Uganda (14:00-15:30) and Rwanda vs Kenya (16:00-17:30) at Amahoro Stadium;
Handball: Uganda vs Kenya (08:00-10:00) and Rwanda vs Tanzania (10:30-11 30) at Amahoro National Stadium.
Tanzania’s Azam TV is relaying all the games live.
Winners with the Guest of Honour, Major General Issa Suleiman Nassor (white track suit) and other officials in a group photo opportunity.
All the Kenya Defence Forces Athletes, the winners of the day’s games at the Podium for recognition
The famous Rwanda’s Cultural Troupe Inganzo Ingari entertains the crowd attending the games.
SPTE Emmanuel Kipsanga (No. 2014) touched the finish line in a time of 27: 15: 68 minutes, followed by Private Franklin Ocelel (No. 2011) 27:16: 10, and Superintendent Stephen Arita finished third at 27: 17: 15.