Bungoma is officially the county of incredible fetes and theatrics.
The county that produced James ‘Bond’ Wanjala has now produced one, Ken Wafula who cycled an incredible 385km from his Misanga Village, Kanduyi, Bungoma County to far-flung Lodwar to cheer on his beloved Bukembe High School at the Term Two B Secondary School Nzoia Region Ball Games.
Atop his trusted and rusty ‘Black Mamba’ bicycle worth around Sh 5,000, Mr Wafula pedalled through tattered tarmac, rusty and rocky road that leads to semi arid Lodwar in the 27 hour journey.
His treacherous journey turned sweet when he arrived in time to see his beloved side silence home team Lokichar AGC 1-0 on Tuesday.
“I love football so much, and I had to use my bicycle to come to Lodwar, to support my team. I left Bungoma early Sunday morning and I arrived at Kainuk Township later in the evening.
“The police manning Kainuk Road Block refused to let me pass, so I slept there and left early Monday,” the rider said as quoted by Citizen Digital.
“They were so many challenges, hot weather, there were no roads, but one thing I liked most is the people that I met cheered me on. Bukembe’s school bus only caught up with me in Lokichar,” the elated Wafula added.
For food, Mr Wafula depended on ‘ngumus’ and water for energy.
“I bought food in Kapenguria. Nilikuwa nakula kangumu, nilinunua 20 na maji litre tatu na ziliniwezesha kufika Lodwar (I survived on 20 hard dumplings and three litres of water to Lodwar),” he narrated.
The school has pledged to hitch him a ride back after in their bus after the games.
Wafula (right) stands next to Bukembe coach after the team won their opener 1-0.
Credits: Citizen Digital