Kenya’s Number one Sheng Station Ghetto Radio secured the 1st runners up trophy emerging second after the Law Society of Kenya who took the lead in the Uwazi Football Tournament held on Saturday,14th May at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani.
The Organizers,International Commission of Jurists (Icj) side was eliminated in the first quarter match of the six aside tournament.
The Uwazi Cup is a one day Football Tournament organized annually by the International Commission of Jurists (Icj) with the aim to advance the principle of transparency in governance.
With the theme of this year’s tournament ‘Transparency and Accountability : Fighting Corruption through Access to Information” Icj was aiming to respond to the corruption issues going on in the public offices.
During an interview with Ghetto Radio the Deputy Executive Director Icj Ms. Elsy C. Sainna said that the Uwazi Cup Tournament was inaugurated with the aim to address pertinent public issues in the country.
“This year we’ve used football as a way of responding to the grand corruption issues going on in the country and we feel like we’ve achieved our objective so far”.
The Uwazi Cup Tournament was inaugurated in 2010 and has since grown with 16 teams from different institutions including Media houses,the Judiciary and the Senate participating this year.
This is compared to the nine teams that participated in 2015.
Kenya Law took the third position in the tournament while Standard Group took the Bowl trophy.Senate won the plate as Independent Medico Legal Unit took the award for the Fair play .
Meanwhile the Uwazi Cup Tournament provided the opportunity for participating teams and organizations to uphold the constitution and call for passage of Freedom of Information law in Kenya which was passed recently.