By Halima Charo
Master Ibrahim Ndung’u clinched the title of the international practical shooting confederation league in the finals held at the Bamburi Rifle Club in Mombasa County.
He outdid all 52 participants from Kenya Defence Forces, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, National Police and Licenced firearm holders.
During the event, Ibrahim Ndungu won the production division with 1,208.39 points while Mohammed Aden was position two with 876.32 points and Memba Muriuki third with 866.73 points.
In the standard division, Robert Nyamongo scoped the top position with 1,009.07 points followed by Wilson Kabugi with 876.66 points. The third slot went Mohammed Noor Ahmed with 816.20 points.
In the Open division super senior category, Sunny Syan won with 894.71 points.
In the Pistol Calibre Carbine category, Suleiman Adam scooped the win with 966.8 points.
For the ladies category, Agnes Muchiri topped with 679.8 points. Her rivals Brenda Ajiambo and Irene Wanjiku were second and third with 661.2 and 606.5 points, respectively.
During the Event at the side-lines, National Olympic Committee of Kenya Executive member Mohamed Shoaib Vayani said the two day event was the culmination of the national shooting championship series in the country.
He said from the championship, the 10 top shooters will be announced after analysing their annual accrued points from all other matches held during the year.
Vayani praised participants and fans adding that he expected to grow the sport in more than 12 counties by next year.
Vayani, who doubles up as the President of the Kenya Sports Shooting Federation (KSSF), lauded the Ministry of sports, Culture and Heritage, Firearms Licensing Board for their continuous support in the promotion of the shooting sport.
“As a result of the government support, Kenya has been selected to be the training center for shooting in Africa,’’ he said.
Also, he supported plans to nurture and promote youth talents in sports shooting activities that will bring shooters from age 12 and above participate in Olympic Games.
Bamburi Rifle Club chairman Abdulhakim Daud said the club can host international shooting disciplines with the expansive Shooting Bays recently constructed.