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Kabras Sugar RFC captain Dan Sikuta, R, planting a tree during a team tree planting exercise at Chirobani Primary School in Shinyalu State, Kakamega County. PIC: COURTESY

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Kabras Sugar RFC assistant head coach Edwin Achayo Otieno has admitted that the suspension of sports in the country has slowed their progress which has seen the club take the lead in the Kenya Cup standings after four rounds of the 2021 Kenya Cup season.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on March 26th suspension of sports activities in the country to check for the spread of Corona’s novel virus.

Kabras Sugar RFC was on top of the new Kenya Cup season before suspending the Games in the country on March 26, 2021.

At the time of the cancellation of the match Kabras Sugar was sitting at the top of the Kenya Cup standings with four wins from four games and 15 points.

“The suspension of the games has affected all the teams, especially us. We were progressing well. We have a new coach, Mzingae Nyathi and he had made changes to the team and the players were responding well. in an effort to get vaccinated for the squad, “Achayo spoke to KBC Digital.

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At the same time the club participated in a tree planting exercise, planting a total of 500 seedlings at Cherobani Primary School, Shinyalu State Kakamega County to mark the national tree planting day celebrated on the 21stst In April.

“Part of it is our environmental conservation strategy, like sugar in western Kenya, one of our main stakeholders is farmers to understand the importance of rain for their agriculture, trees play a big role in this regard so exercise is important in ensuring that agriculture is sustainable ”, Said, Achayo, who is also a public relations officer for West Kenya Sugar Company.

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