Raphael Nzomo Emerges As The Overall Winner Of The ‘Lungs For Kenya’ Charity Golf Tournament In Karen

Caption: KCB Bank’s Senior Relationship Manager Manufacturing, Millicent Maruti, presenting an award to the ‘Lungs for Kenya’ Charity Golf Tournament overall winner Raphael Nzomo, the CEO of African Aviation. ‘Lungs for Kenya’ is a Nature Kenya’s campaign aimed at raising funds to support the restoration of major water towers in the country in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. PHOTO/COURTESY

01/04…Raphael Nzomo was crowned the overall winner of Nature Kenya’s ‘Lungs for Kenya’ charity golf tournament at the lush par 72 Karen Country Club yesterday evening.

The KCB-sponsored tourney that brought together a field of over 100 golfers saw the African Aviation CEO card an impressive score of 41 points after a countback to clinch his day’s victory.

Jason Gibson claimed the man-winner award by carding 41 points after countback to beat his closest challenger Andrew Njoba who carded 40 points after countback to take the runner-up position. Stella Kariuki was named the overall lady winner with 41 points.

Speaking after being named the overall winner, Raphael Nzomo said: “I’m overwhelmed with joy to be named the overall winner of this golf tournament, as it will contribute to conserving our environment. The funds raised today will go a long way in supporting Kenya’s efforts for climate action. I can attribute my victory to good preparation. Today, my swing was there and my first nine and back nine performances were exemplary. Looking forward to tournaments to come especially those aimed towards noble courses.”

A three-ball contingent of Joel Wainaina, Stella Kariuki, and Robert Wakaba clinched the team winners award with 110 points. In the nearest to the pin category, Emmanuel Ageng’o was the man winner while Akinyi Gitonga was the lady winner.

KCB recognizes the importance of integrating climate change measures into national policies and strategies. By supporting the ‘Lungs for Kenya’ campaign, the bank demonstrated its commitment to catalyzing the growth of trees and maintaining ecosystem services to fight climate change and increase water quantity in the county’s environs.

Dr. Paul Matiku, the Executive Director of Nature Kenya, said, “Through the ‘Lungs for Kenya’ Charity campaign, we desire to plant 1 million trees annually in key biodiversity areas as well as water catchments. In the past 12 tournaments, we have supported the growth of 3 million trees in Mt. Kenya.”


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