The 2006 Commonwealth games were held in Melbourne Australia. Kenya’s performance was a drastic improvement over the disaster that was the 2002 games where no Kenyan won a single bout. This time Kenya sent a squad of 10 boxers. 7 of them won at least one bout. Kenya ended with three bronze medals. Though it is a far cry from the 1980s and 1990s when Kenya were Commonwealth games champions, it was a welcome result for boxing followers in Kenya.
The three bronze medals were won by Light welterweight Black Moses Mathenge, Lightweight Charles Menya and Light Heavyweight Joshua Ndere Makonjio. Kenya finished 13th in the boxing medal standings
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