Ezekiel Legei snipes to the top of the Ford Annual Open Bore Shooting championship

By Metro Correspondent
Chief Inspector Ezekiel Legei of the President’s Escort Unit emerged the winner at the 75th Annual Open Bore Rifle Shooting Championship at the Kenya Defence Forces Rifle Shooting Range at Stoni Athi.

Left: Chief Inspector Ezekiel Legei, winner of the Kenya Open Target Rifle Championship, showcases his trophy. Legei is lifted high by his team-mates. PHOTOS: Xinhua

    Legei was followed by Christopher Saina of the General Service Unit (GSU) and Fahriya Mohammed of the Defence Forces Rifle Association (DFRA) who came in second and third respectively. Saina was the winner in last year’s competition.
    The June event, sponsored by CMC Motors’ Ford Division, attracted over 100 sharp shooters drawn from the Kenya Defence Forces, GSU, Kenya Police, Kenya Wildlife Services and ‘civilians’ from the Kenya Regiment Rifle Club.
    Major-General J.K Rono, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Eastcom, was the chief guest, and was accompanied by CMC Motors Managing Director, Solomon Muturi.

Left: CMC MD Solomon Muturi presents a trophy to Col Lokia. Right: Fahriya Mohammed, the best female shooter and number three overall, receives her award.

    Maj-Gen Rono said the annual competition aimed at sharpening participants’ skills and discipline. “Rifle shooting is not only a sport but also a training opportunity. Given that it tests participants’ weapons handling skills, rifle shooting involves a lot discipline,” he said on June 8.

    Muturi said CMC was proud to be associated with the event, the company was sponsoring for the first time.

   “I cannot hide our pride in being associated with a sport founded on strict discipline. Ford’s reputation for lean and efficient teamwork in achieving seemingly monumental feats makes it an easy fit with the Kenya Defence Forces who are our hosts here today,” said Muturi, adding that CMC was keen on future sponsorship of the event organised by Kenya Sports Shooting Federation.
    The Annual Open Bore Shooting Championship is usually held ahead of the prestigious Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championship in the UK every July.