The Kenya Police Shooting Team of Anthony Wahome of the United Nations and Sgt. Samuel Chacha from GSU emerged the best shooters in the world at the Annual 2015 International Police Association (IPA) pistol shooting competition shot over two days in Malta. It was Kenya’s maiden appearance at the event, held over 4 days in Malta. The competition was divided into two, a team event and an individual event. In the Team event, Sgt.Samuel Chacha and Anthony Wahome shot in classic fashion combining both speed and accuracy to outdo second placed Romania by a wide margin. Malta came in 3rd.
In the individual event, the impressive Samuel Chacha won in another display of finesse in Pistol Shooting, winning the top prize for Kenya. Romanian Shooter Thomas was second with Alfonso from Malta third.
“Being the first time Kenya was participating in the competition, it is a clear indicator that Kenya has the necessary talent to scoop awards including Commonwealth and Olympic medals in the shooting arena,” said Anthony Wahome after the competition.
“Support from the Ministry of Sports is necessary to bring Shooting as a sport to the level of athletics and make it a success story,” he added.
The International Police Association is an organization with membership by both serving and retired Police officers and has over 420,000 members drawn from 64 countries worldwide.
The Secretary-General IPA-KENYA Shuaib Adams commended the Kenya Team for putting Kenya on the world shooting map and re-affirmed his continued support in the future.