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Kenyan boxers are no longer battle hardened

Kenya’s performance at the 2018 Commonwealth games boxing competition was the worst ever. Kenya sent a team of 10 boxers. Seven of them lost their opening bouts. Only three won their opening bouts but then promptly lost their second bouts. … Continue reading

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Kenya womens basketball team 1993-94

The Kenya women’s basketball of 1993 to 1994 deserves special mention for two reasons. Firstly because they qualified for the world championships which is something that rarely happens. Aside from womens volleyball and mens rugby sevens, Kenyan teams never reach … Continue reading

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Mean Machine RFC 1989 to 1991

Mean Machine RFC took the Kenya rugby scene by storm in 1989 and 1990. The team which at the time comprised entirely of students of the University of Nairobi. Rugby in Kenya had traditionally been dominated by teams like Nondescripts, … Continue reading

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Gor Mahia in the late 1980s

In the late 1980s, Gor Mahia became one of the most famous clubs on the continent of Africa. They became the first club in East and Central Africa to win a continental trophy when the won the Africa cup winners … Continue reading

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Kenya womens volleyball team in the 1990s

During the 1990s, the Kenya womens volleyball team was thoroughly and utterly dominant on the continental scene. The Africa womens volleyball championship was held every two years. Kenya won it 4 times in a row (1991, 1993, 1995 and 1999). … Continue reading

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The Kenya Cricket team from 1996 to 2003

Kenya was a force to reckon with in the world of cricket during the period of the late 90s and early millenium. The team first burned itself into the consciousness of Kenyans in 1995 when they won a four nation … Continue reading

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AFC Leopards in the early 1980s

AFC Leopards were a force to reckon with during the early 1980s. They thoroughly dominated the regional East and Central African club championships 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984. In 1979, they beat host Horseed of Somalia in the semis before beating … Continue reading

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Kenya Rugby sevens in 2009

The year 2009 was the year when the Kenya rugby sevens team was at the very peak of its powers. That year, Kenya was one of the most feared teams in the IRB sevens series. They reached the semi finals … Continue reading

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Kenya’s hockey team in the 1970s and 1980s

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the Kenya mens field hockey team was one of the best in the world. The best performance ever by Kenya was in 1971 when they finished 4th at the world cup. Most notable was the … Continue reading

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When Kenyan boxers were Kings

Today the mention of the Kenya boxing team does not capture the imagination of anyone. Whenever the Kenyan boxing team participates in any tournament, be it the All African games or the commonwealth games, one can expect perhaps a bronze … Continue reading

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