- Nzoia Sugar chairman Evans Kadenge has confirmed that they will unveil a 52-seater team bus promised by CS for Devolution Eugene Wamalwa earlier this year on Wednesday in Nairobi.
The Bungoma-based club has joined the teams in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to own a team bus.
“We received a call today (Monday) that we travel to Nairobi to receive the bus which was a promise by CS Wamalwa,” Kadenge said.
“Wamalwa promised us the team bus earlier this year when he toured our sugar factory and I can confirm the bus is now ready and he has spent at least 90 percent to have it ready while Nzoia only gave the rest of the percentage,” he continued.
“It is a 52-seater bus and we will use it specifically for the team when the league starts but I will be able to have the other details on the bus when we arrive in Nairobi for the handing over ceremony,” he added.
He noted that apart from Wazito FC, AFC Leopards Kakamega Homeboyz and Tusker who have branded team buses, the rest of the clubs in the top-flight are used to hiring buses when traveling to honor matches.
As quoted when Homeboyz’s team bus was unveiled earlier this month, club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula bragged they had purchased “a huge machine” that cannot be compared to what other teams have in the KPL.
“We bought a very serious machine, even Wazito, who used to brag they have the best bus in the league, cannot match our bus,” Shimanyula said.
“It is a state-of-the-art machine and will accommodate 42 people, I used over Sh18million to get the bus, and remember that amount is more than four times more than what a winner in KPL league gets as prize money.
“KPL gives league winners Sh4million, which sometimes they don’t even give out but we managed to purchase a bus at Sh18million.
“It means the club is now becoming a force to reckon with in KPL, we are coming up slowly and soon things will be very different in the league,” Shimanyula words during the Homeboyz bus unveiling.
As things stand now, the Miller seems to carry the day with the 52-seater machine when they unveil it on Wednesday.