Uganda Peoples Defense Forces are winners of the East African Community military games that concluded in Kenya.
Presiding over the climax of these games President Uhuru Kenyatta commended the Chiefs of the Defence Forces (CDFs) from the EAC member state of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan for their commitment towards sports in the region.
Rwanda was represented by Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba the Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force.
Uhuru wants the militaries of the EAC member states to uphold the spirit of solidarity and partnership in order to ensure the success of regional and international efforts towards universal peace.
“Your support is the reason we continuously see successful military events of this nature. The successes we have achieved in the last two weeks have brought glory and honour, not only to our Defence Forces, but also to the East Africa Community as a whole,” President Uhuru said.
These Military games lasted two-weeks starting from August 11th. During this period military sports men and women from the six EAC member states battled it out in football (Men), netball (women), volleyball(women), basketball (men) and cross-country (men and women) competitions.
In women volleyball Uganda emerged the winners while Rwanda and Kenya settled for second and third positions. Rwanda won in basketball followed by Kenya and Uganda in second and third positions.