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Musalia Mudavadi: The Kenyan Government is Ready to Support Esports

Prime Cabinet secretary, Musalia Mudavadi stated that the government is ready to support Kenyans excel in Esports. He was speaking on Saturday when he attended the Nairobi eLigueltour qualifiers played at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka in Nairobi.

Mudavadi acknowledged the popularity of online games and their place in the stabilization of the rate of unemployed youths.He observed this by saying, “I am amazed with the huge numbers I have seen here. Esports is becoming extremely popular and it’s good to see our youth becoming innovative and creating opportunities. Our government is committed to supporting talented Kenyans to not only bring pride to Kenya but also to earn from their talent.”

The Nairobi eLigueltour qualifiers set a record for the most attended event of its caliber in the country.

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Fast rising esports sensation Harry Kappa beat defending champion Eric “Demon” Ngige 3-1 to clinch the top spot in the qualifiers. The two booked their slots in the national finals and will be joined by Jojo Depay who finished third place as well as Luony “Fox” Teat who qualified via the wildcard as the representatives of the Nairobi region.

Esports Kenya President Ronny Lusigi thanked the government for supporting esports and called on more corporate support to help the game continue growing in the country.
“It warms our hearts as the esports fraternity to receive this recognition and support from the government of Kenya. This is testament to the growth that we are making. As a federation, we commit to upholding fairness, transparency and exclusivity. We are calling on our corporate to also jump in and support esports.” Said Lusingi.

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