Minister for Fisheries development Amason Jefa Kingi will start attending Karate training exercises at Watamu Karate club from Monday this week.
The Minister which escaped unhurt at his campaign rally in Kilifi when Machetes and panga wielding youths attempted to kill him but was shielded by his bodyguard who died later at Jocham hospital in Mombasa after sustaining serious injuries.
Kingi said if he had completed his Karate training at Watamu Katrate club where he registered six months ago would have dealt with the rogue youths personally and they could not have injured even a single person.
Addressing members of Karate club during National Inter counties Karate Championship at Watamu Karate club which attracted about 20 counties across the country; Kingi said he will start the exercises which to him will be a big boost during his campaigns security wise.
“I am very sure if I had completed my training those few guys could not have disrupted my meeting perhaps I would have dealt with them and no any of my supporters or friends could have been injured,” he posed amid applause from the floor.
He urged members of the Karate to take Karate serious not just for avoiding drugs abuse but also use it as an employment opportunity.
Meanwhile Kenya Karate Federation chairman Mr. Caleb Atemi said together with Inspector Katana Shilingi, the Karate teacher at Watamu Karate club said they have sealed a deal also to train Kingis’ bodyguards and his close associates with the minister to boost his security.
“We agreed that as the minister train also his body guard and those people who accompanies him during his campaign rallies also to be trained,” sad Atemi.
Watamu Karate trainer, Inspector Katana Shilingi said training the people who frequently accompany minister in his campaign rallies will help them deal with cases of violent youths armed with crude weapons without even involving police.
“After the training Minister and his team will be in a position to disarm violent people armed with panga and other crude weapons because those are just but pertinent cases that can be safely handled,” asserted Inspector Shilingi.
However Shilingi said there is need for the government to invest in karate training add it in the school co-curriculum activities to enable those training in school to compete in other areas of the country as well as outside the country.
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