By Cally Imbayi.
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) recently played host to sports physicians from 20 African countries.
The physicians were taught how to manage fatal injuries and deaths on the field.
This was the second edition of the sports medicine conference on fatal injuries which took place between 15th and 18th October 2017 with over 2000 sports physicians participating.
Kenya through MMUST beat Nigeria, Tunisia, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Morocco in lobbying to host the conference after it was proved that cases of fatal injuries and deaths in the country were at higher rate.
Kenya is the second country in Africa to have hosted the conference organized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) after South Africa.
The workshop was officiated by the Western deputy regional co-ordinator, George Otieno who represented the regional co-ordinator, Mongo Chimwaga.
FKF President, Nick Mwendwa, Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, who were to grace the occasion did not make it due to inevitable commitments elsewhere.