- Nyatino said KPC is proud to be associated with Kenyan sportsmen and women through the noble initiative
- Wakiihuri thanked the sponsors for their support over the years
- The Soya gala, that will be held at Fort Jesus in Mombasa, will see sportsmen and women who have excelled in various disciplines in 2018 being rewarded
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Tuesday joined the list of sponsors of the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya), providing Sh3 million towards the kitty ahead of the gala night planned for Friday in Mombasa.
KPC Corporate Communications Manager Jason Nyatino handed over the company’s sponsorship of Sh3 million to Soya ambassador Douglas Wakiihuri in a ceremony at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi on Friday.
Nyatino said KPC is proud to be associated with Kenyan sportsmen and women through the noble initiative.
“This the biggest initiative in East Africa that rewards athletes and we are extremely proud to be part of it,” said Nyatino. “Over the years, KPC has been involved in promoting and nurturing talent and that is what Soya is all about.”
Nyatino said that the company has chosen to invest in sports for the fourth year running because it believes sports is important in Kenya’s national development.
Nyatino singled out former Africa and national women’s volleyball champions Kenya Pipeline as worthy of praise. The team has won Africa Club Championships seven times.