Winner of the Pool Tournament held at Whiskey River over the weekend walked away with a cash prize of over Ksh. 100,000.
Fahad Farah clinched the prize after beating Collins Tuwei in the tournament that has been running for two weeks.
Speaking to our reporter Mr. Farah stated that the Ksh. 100,000 cash prize will change his life amid the tough economy.
“The cost of living has gone up, so this prize money will go a long way in helping me. Sugar prices have gone up, rent has also gone up, so I am very greatful,” said Farah.
The top 10 players out of the 64 who participated were also rewarded.
James Kuria, Executive Director of Whiskey River hinted that he will next year organize an All Kenyan Championship that will see the winner walk away with up to Ksh. 26 Million.
According to Kuria, he wants to start a franchise of pool tables for tournaments across the country from the grassroot levels.
He has also called for the adoption of pool as a sport and inclusion into the Kenyan Curriculum.
“If successful, we will petition to introduce pool in the curriculum, and even offer incentives like paying school fees for best performing kids,” said Kuria.
By James Njoroge