Naliaka leads strong field for Parapet tournament today
Veteran golfer Rose Naliaka will be the star attraction during the Parapet Golf tournament, one of the hottest annual corporate events, today at Muthaiga Club. Parapet Golf Day, in its fifth year, has continued to attract the ‘who-is-who’ guest list and the organisers are promising an even better and competitive gathering this year. According to Alex Nyaga, the Parapet CEO, this year’s golf edition will have a few special attractions. “Our golf days are famous for not only offering a superior corporate events, but also well known for introducing twists that we believe go a long way in developing golf in Kenya,” Nyaga said.
“This year, we have invited Rose Naliaka, the only female professional golfer in the region and also the current director of Rose Naliaka Golf Academy, an institution that develops children from economically challenged backgrounds into top golfers. “ At Parapet, we are proud to be associated with this great initiative that has dedicated itself to nurturing golf talent.”
Naliaka will be joined at the show by her fast-rising golf student Naomi Wafula, who is a member of the Kenya Ladies golf team and a top junior golfer in Africa. “At only 14-years of age, Wafula is an inspiration. She recently participated at the All Africa Challenge Trophy in Botswana and currently plays off an impressive handicap of five,” Nyaga added.
Corporate captains who will be joining Rose Naliaka and Naomi Wafula at Muthaiga include Chase Bank’s Duncan Kabui, Toyota’s Ambassador Dennis Awori, Tyson CEO Barth Ragalo, IMG’s Betty Gacheru, Kenya Pipeline’s Seleste Kilinda, Multichoice CEO Danny Mucira, environmentalist Dr. Isaac Kalua, BAT’s Lawrence Kiambi, Serena’s Jan Mohammud and Deloitte’s Sammy Onyango. Muthaiga Golf Club Chairman, Dr. Macharia Irungu will welcome his Karen Club counterpart, Jinaro Kibet at the same event.
With the Muthaiga course playing long due to the wet weather conditions, scores at the Parapet Golf Day are expected to be low. “I am told the greens are in top class condition and that the golf course is in pristine condition,” Nyaga added. “I reckon our guests will have an excellent afternoon on the golf course.”