The Laikipia Bisley Shooting competition at the Kenya Defence Forces Rifle Range in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya’s North, Rift ended on Monday.
The tight week-long competition organized by the Kenya Sports Shooting Federation featured teams drawn from the National Police Service, Kenya Defence Forces, Chalbi shooting club and the UK-bred England team.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale issued Championship awards and medals to the outstanding marksmen who toppled their colleagues during a colourful closing ceremony.
In the shooting ranging from 300m to 900m, the England 'Red' team took the pole position in the overall team shoot category with 1152.114 v-bulls, upsetting their close competitors.
The Kenya 'Green' team scooped the second position with 1093.68 v-bulls. Third and fourth position went to the England 'White' team and Kenya's 'Black' team with 1090.84 and 1064.56 v-bulls, respectively.
The short- and long-range aggregate featured different categories of matches ranging from Chui match[300m], Nyati[600m], Kifaru[800m] and Ndovu match[900m].
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) team, led by team manager Mr. Antony Mureithi, fully represented the Directorate, scooping trophies in various categories.
“The teams will now continue sharpening their skills for purposes of outshining their counterparts as they prepare to travel to South Africa to compete in the SA Open TR Championships slated for this month,” stated the DCI.
While making his remarks, the CS commended the championship organizers, noting that such activities boost the skills of security agencies through competitions, trainings and professional advancement.
Duale further maintained that the activity helps promote and progress the growth of shooting as a sport in Kenya and has it as an alternative for sports enthusiasts.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.