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News articles, profiles and commentary on Kenya rugby

Building a stadium in Eldoret doesn’t make the slightest sense

Sports cabinet secretary Hassan Wario. Wario recently revealed that plans are at advanced stage for the government to build two stadia as promised in the Jubilee manifesto. “We have already engaged consultants who are finalizing their report on the stadia … Continue reading

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Kenya rugby review for 2014

The year 2014 will be remembered as the year when for the first time ever, Kenya came very close to the fifteens rugby world cup. It will also be remembered as the year in which infighting caused chairman Mwangi Muthee … Continue reading

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The best and worst sports associations in Kenya (2014)

This article uses a KCSE style grading system to review the performance of the major Kenya sports associations in 2014. Points are awarded according to the table below: Grading Scale Participation / Hosting and Performance in international competitions 10 points … Continue reading

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Build Kenya rugby from the ground up, not top down

  The dust finally settled on Kenya’s dramatic failure to qualify for the 2015 rugby world cup. This was the first time Kenya came close to getting to the global tournament and after the first two matches, Kenya seemed on … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2014 Vodacom cup

Team Kenya for the Vodacom cup were called Tusker Simba. They were placed in the Southern section and based in Cape Town. The team was sponsored to the tune of Ksh 75 million by East Africa Breweries. In the end, … Continue reading

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KRFU is by far the best run sports organization in Kenya

In a country that is plagued by poor sports administration, Mwangi Muthee, and the Kenya Rugby Football Union stands out as the all federation chairman worth lauding. Rugby in Kenya is thriving when compared to other sports, it is expanding … Continue reading

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KRFU must not let Kisumu RFC fall apart

Kisumu RFC was formed in 1982 and has thus been in existence for over 30 years. For most of those years however, the club did not feature in top flight rugby and was hardly a factor. In fact Kisumu RFC … Continue reading

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In Kenya, rugby is no longer an elitist sport

There was a time in the not too distant past when Kenya rugby players were all drawn from a few select schools mostly Lenana and Nairobi school and to a lesser extent schools like St Marys and Strathmore. Contrast this … Continue reading

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Humphrey Kayange : Kenya sevens rugby legend

Humphrey Kayange is Kenya’s most complete and most accomplished sevens rugby player and to date the most successful captain of the Kenya sevens rugby team. When Legendary New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens was asked to name his ideal sevens team, … Continue reading

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The Economic case for better stadiums in Kenya

To say that Kenyan stadiums are in bad shape would be an understatement. A better description would be “Old, decrepit, dilapidated and poorly maintained. Built before Independence Virtually all stadiums in Kenya were built before Independence. The succesive governments that … Continue reading

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