Sunday, June 18, 2017



Stayed tuned for Kenyan Football.



The exit of SuperSport from the local market came full circle earlier this week when the South African pay TV laid off 97 of its Kenyan employees.


According to reports, senior management will be retained for the next one month before facing a similar fate while their state-of-the-art studios located off Nairobi’s Ngong Road set to be hired out.


Also Read: Gor lose to Sofapaka as former boss Ze Maria moves on


The MultiChoice-owned company had early April announced terminating their contract as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) broadcast partners, a move that sent shockwaves through stakeholders of the sport across the country.

Monday, June 2, 2014

OVERVIEW OF KENYA FOOTBALL

   Although Kenya cannot be classified as a "Football crazy" nation, Football (Soccer) is still the most the most popular sport in Kenya. The games popularity cuts across ethnic as well as class lines. Both national and international games are followed in the papers. The World Cup brings the whole country to a virtual standstill.


   During the world cup, Kenyans will flock to their favorite drinking joints en masse to root on their favorite teams.
  Kenyan fans are also known to be very passionate about their favorite teams whether local or foreign and also passionately support the national team when it is doing well. Important matches pitting the national teams are always sure to pull in crowds of close to 60,000, with millions more watching on Television.


Kenyan fans are passionate about their national team.
   Children can be seen in urban areas as well as in villages playing with a bundle of rags for a ball. There are formal tournaments played by youth in urban areas such as the "Sakata ball" tournament sponsored by Safaricom, a cell phone company.


The fields of Eastlands in Nairobi have produced almost half of Kenya's best players over the years.

   The top national domestic competition is the Kenya Premier League. KPL is run by a company run and managed by the constituent clubs. Sixteen teams compete in the Kenya Premier league each year. The second tier league is the Nationwide league. Each year 2 teams are promoted from the Nationwide League to the Premier League while the four teams with the worst record in the premier league are relegated to the provincial leages. A list of Kenya's league winners since 1963 can be found here .

   The FKL Cup is Kenya's domestic cup competition. It draws teams from all divisions and from all over the country. It is played on a knockout basis. See the cup winners since 1963 here
   The national team popularly known as the Harambee Stars consists of the best players available in the country. It regularly participates in competitions such as the CECAFA cup, The African Cup of Nations , All Africa Games as well as world cup qualifiers.


Harambee stars pose hear for a group photo

   Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are Kenya's most popular club teams. Matches pitting the two regularly draw huge crowds. Supporters of both teams are among the most passionate in the world.



Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are the crowd pullers of Kenya football
   The Kenya Premier league comprises both self supporting clubs and Institutional teams. Some of the other popular self supporting teams are Sofapaka , Congo United and Mathare United, a team from Mathare Valley, Nairobi's largest slum. Tusker, Ulinzi and KCB are among the more prominent institutional teams.

   Sofapaka FC was formed in 2002 by Elly Kalekwa as a team competing in Inter-Church competitions. The team made waves when they won the Presidents cup in 2007 while still competing in the second tier nationwide league. That year they earned promotion to the premier league which they won in 2009.



Sofapaka has instantly become one of the most popular teams in Kenya
   Mathare United was formed in 1987 by Bob Munro with the specific aim of rehabilitating street children. The team soon expanded to create age group teams which regularly toured Europe thanks to the largesse of donors. They earned promotion to the top league at the turn of the millenium and went on to win the league in 2008

Thursday, May 2, 2013

KPL NEWS

The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has awarded Chemelil Sugar their abandoned Top 8 clash against AFC Leopards. The match was halted in added time on Wednesday after leopards fans stormed the pitch protesting a refereeing decision., Chemelil were leading 3-2.   The football body arrived at the decision after consulting with the match commissioner who submitted his match report earlier in the day. KPL Ceo Jack Oguda further added that they have put their submissions to the disciplinary committee which is expected to deliberate on the punishment to be meted on the Leopards.    "We are saddened by what transpired at Nyayo Stadium but after deliberations and close scrutiny of both the referee and match commissioner's reports, it is clear that an AFC Leopards fan invaded the pitch leading to the mayhem witnessed. Therefore as KPL we have decided to award Chemelil Sugar the abandoned match and we will also submit our submissions to the disciplinary committee to take appropriate actions and effect relevant fines," Oguda told supersport.com.
    "Football is supposed to be a competitive game that is enjoyed by all but when it reaches a point where some people invade the pitch that is action we cannot condone as we are opposed to any sort of hooliganism "Oguda added.
    Meanwhile Football Kenya Federation (FKF) are set to meet KPL in a consultative meeting as the incidence that happened on Wednesday being top of the agenda.



Monday, March 25, 2013

KENYAN SPORTS HEADLINES

Credibility VIEWS: 2 | News Stories: 0 |Blog Posts: 0 |0 |0 |0Teenage player triumphs over seniors with ease

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 3 days ago | sports-news
Rating In Summary Nancy Mwai emerged the best in the nett division with a score of 68, beating Lilian Hurst by a shot. Golf Park's Naomi Wafula picked her second national title this season when she beat a field of...
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Olaba lavishes praise on Leopards

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Kisumu :: Kenya | updated 3 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary For a second straight season, Chemelil took away a point from Leopards on the opening day of the season. AFC Leopards coach, Tom Olaba, has paid glowing tribute to his players' character after they rallied from behind...

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Injera given the boot for 'gross misconduct'

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 3 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary Injera said he was simply a victim of circumstances in a tussle pitting club and country after the suspension by his club after the he failed to honour their Kenya Cup semi-final against Strathmore. A week after...

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Ochomo key to Ulinzi future

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Mombasa :: Kenya | updated 4 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary Ulinzi's officer in charge, Captain Joe Birgen, said Bandari FC had been eyeing him but the soldiers offered him a better contract. Wycliffe Ochomo may not have attended the Military training school, but his scoring skills proved...
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Inexperience cost us Kenya Cup glory, Leos coach Ocholla says

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 4 days ago | sports-news
Rating In Summary Those who followed Strathmore's run throughout the season expected them to give Wanyore' a run for their money in the final. Despite massively falling to Nakuru RFC during the Kenya Cup final at the weekend, Stathmore Leos...

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Karichu is golfer of the year, again

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 4 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary It was, however, the poorest aggregate of the event in the recent years and compared to Karichu's own score of 71 and 70 for 141 during the Mount Kenya Championship. Limuru Country Club's John Karichu claimed his...

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Will Leopards pounce this time

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 4 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary Ingwe dominated the whole of the first leg and there were all indications that they could take the league only for them to collapse in the second round. The 2013 Kenyan Premier League season kicked off at...
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Ali's brigade aims fire at fresh Bandari

SOURCE: Daily Nation
Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 6 days ago | sports-news

Rating In Summary The soldiers have underlined their title credentials by overhauling their technical bench and recruiting a record 14 new players. Ulinzi Stars' new head coach Salim Ali faces his first test with the military side when he leads...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

GUIDE TO KENYA

  Kenya has it's own indigenous menus. Different Communities have different menus unique to their livelihood.     Ugali and FishUgali is made up of ground maize flour and water. It takes the form of a cake after it has been cooked. Simpy cook the floor in boiled water until it hardens. This is a favourite meal not just for the Luos in Nyanza Province but for all Kenyans. Fish is popular in Nyanza because of it's proximity to Lake Victoria and at the coast because of the Indian Ocean.

Githeri
    This is a mixture of boiled maize and beans. This is a popular dish among the Kikuyu community mainly found in Central Province.

Mukimo
   This is a mashed version of the Githeri. It is usually made up of maize and beans mashed with potatoes or cooked bananas.

Mursik
   This is a popular drink made of fermented milk and charcoal popular among the Kalenjins of Kenya.

Ingoho
   The Luhya's of Western Kenya are said to love this meal that is basically chicken. Luhya's are sure to cook for you Ingoho if you are considered an important visitor.
Wali
   At the cost, Wali (Rice) is a popular meal. It is mostly cooked with coconut milk. Coconuts are readily available at the cost.
Kachumbari
   This is a mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, pepper, parsley and in some cases Avocado. It is mostly served with Nyama Choma.

Kenya Safaris and Tours- Travel to Kenya
Kenya Safaris are among the most exciting adventures the world over. The vast wildlife, the many sunny beaches, the different people groups all add up to a worthwhile investment and a luxury not found in many places. Kenya Safaris have proved to be a very popular byword in the tourism sector.  Following are some of the highlights of travel to Kenya..
A picture of Serena Mara
Coast Safaris
Indian ocean coast of Kenya - This is one of the most popular tourist destination along Kenya's coastal border. It is situated in the famous Mombasa town and other towns such at Malindi, Lamu and others. It is here that you can engage in various watersports such as water polo, wind surfing, water-skiing and snorkeling. Beach Safaris to the coast are a sheer delight. You also get an opportunity to tour the coastal town of Mombasa. See our page on Kenya tours for more information and details.  Also known as beach safaris, these are the most popular and highly treasured of the many Kenya expeditions.
Nairobi Safaris and Travel
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. While here, tours to various places of interest such as the National Museum, giraffe park, the animal orphanage, the snake park, and the ostrich farm can be arranged. These are just but afew of the places you should make a point of visiting.  And of course, you must eat out - , try out the 'Carnivore Experience' at the Carnivore Hotel. The only dining of it's kind in Africa!


Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KSh) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of KSh1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of KSh 40, 20, 10, 5, 50cts, 10cts, and 5cts. There are no restrictions on the foreign exchange you may bring to the country. You will need to get a letter of authorisation if you wish to take more than Kshs. 500,000/- out of the country.

Currency exchange: Money can be exchanged at the major banks and the numerous Foreign exchange bureaus that can be found on literary every other street. There are also several of them at the airport. There are over 170 ATMs. Barclays has the largest network followed by Standard Chartered Bank. Most ATM's serve a majority of the international credit cards like Visa, Master etc.

Credit & debit cards: These are all widely accepted. Major hotels and big outlets now accept payment by credit card. Cards accepted include Visa, Master Card,

Travellers cheques: These can be changed at banks. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Banking hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1500; 0900-1100 on the first and last Saturday of each month for Nairobi Banks. For special customers with special accounts, banking hours can run upto 1700 hr. Most banks upcountry are open on Saturdays. Many of the banks and bureaux de change at the international airports open 24 hours a day

Churches in Kenya
In Kenya, there are very many churches. This is a reflection of the freedom of worship that is enshrined in Kenya's constitution.
It is said that Kenya is over 80% Christian. There are over 4000 registered churches!
The old denominations are referred to as the mainstream churches. These are for example:-
  • Roman Catholics
  • Anglican Church
  • Full Gospel Churches
  • Presbyterian Church of East Africa
  • Africa Inland Church
  • Methodist
  • Baptist
Lately however, Kenya has witnessed the mushrooming of what are referred to as Pentecostal churches. In Nairobi, the most popular ones include
  • Nairobi Pentecostal Church
  • Nairobi Lighthouse Church
  • Redeemed Gospel Church
  • Deliverance Church
  • Jesus is Alive Ministries
  • Jubilee Christian Centre
The public grounds know as 'Uhuru Park' are parked with one crusade after another every other Sunday. Weekdays, lunch hour prayers are held in literary every open ground all public hall by the various groups. The mayor of Nairobi has accused some of these preachers of noise pollution and has actually banned preaching on the streets of Nairobi.


Kenya Law
The Kenyan Constitution provides for an independent judiciary. The President has extensive powers over appointments, including those of the Attorney General, the Chief Justice, and Appeal and High Court judges. The President also can dismiss judges and the Attorney General following recommendations by a tribunal appointed by the President. Judges have life a life tenure.

Kenya's Parliament
The court system consists of a Court of Appeals, a High Court, and two levels of magistrate courts, where most criminal and civil cases are heard. The Chief Justice is a member of the Court of Appeals as well as the High Court. Military personnel are tried by military courts-martial, and verdicts may be appealed through military court channels.
There are no customary or traditional courts in the country.
Kenyans have a choice between national and customary law when they enter into marriage. The courts decide which law to apply incase of a dispute
Defendants do not have the right to government-provided legal counsel, except in capital cases. Most Kenyan’s cannot afford lawyers as the legal fees are usually too high for the common man.

Reputable Advocates
Nzilani Muteti - Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths
Agip Hse. Tel. 254-20-213765




Wednesday, January 2, 2013

KENYAN AGRICULTURE

    The Kenya Organic Agricultural Network (KOAN) is the National Coordinating body for Organic Agricultural activities in Kenya. Koan emerged from a consultative process where organic practitioners agreed to come and work together to achieve the synergy required to develop the organic sub sector.

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KOAN Strategic Plan

We are laying plans for the future. Download the KOAN Strategic Plan pdf. Dowload Strategic Plan
Available Resources from KOAN

Learn about the various resources that KOAN has made available for access by those interested in organic agriculture.

Friday, December 14, 2012

MORE SPORTS IN KENYA

    Kenya is a great sporting nation. There are plenty of Big Games to see or participate in.

Athletics
    The Kenyan love for sports means that there is plenty for the visiting sports enthusiast to see and do. This is the ideal destination for the sporting traveler. The name Kenya has become a byword for athletic prowess. At many recent Olympic games and other international athletic competitions, the sight of Kenyans holding the gold, silver and bronze medals for a single athletic event has become commonplace.

The Lewa Downs Marathon
   Lewa Downs, a private ranch and rhino conservation area, hosts an annual marathon that is undertaken through the property. This race is run over a bush course that winds its way across open plains, through forests and hills.
   The race is a charity fund-raiser set up to raise money for the conservation of wildlife, in particular rhinos. The event attracts many international competitors, and is open to both professional and amateur runners.
   The Lewa marathon is a race with a difference, often watched from the roadside by many of the species it has been set up to protect.

The Rhino Charge
   Another local event raising money for conservation is the annual Rhino Charge a 4WD rally through the wilderness. The exact route for the race is never revealed in advance, but more often than not it is in the Laikipia region.
    The race involves 4WD vehicles following a course through extremely rough terrain to reach a series of pre-arranged points in the fastest possible time. The course is designed with challenge in mind, and each year these off road vehicles are pushed to their absolute limits. .
    The Rhino Charge vehicles are crewed by a full team of driver, navigator and support crew. The race is definitely a light-hearted affair, and is a social event in itself. Large camps are set up to support the race, and these are the venue for both pre and post race celebrations.

Golf
    Golfers will be delighted to discover some of the finest golf courses in Africa. Tee off in the pure highland air with views of both Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance, and discover what a real Game safari is all about. Kenyas golf courses range from the beach clubs set among palms and casuarina trees with stunning views of the sapphire Indian Ocean, to those dominated by the perennial snow cap of Mount Kenya. Many courses are at an altitude of more than 1500 meters (5000 ft), truly giving you an additional 10% yardage to your stroke.

The Safari Rally
    The East African Classic safari title is an annual competition rally that traverses Kenya and Tanzania. The cars cross to Tanzania through the Usambara Mountains and the valley of Horogwe. The cars cover a distance of 4,500 km. The nine-day rally is organised by the East African Safari Rally that is inscribed in the F’ed’eration Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) events. It is organised in compliance with the prescriptions for Long Distance rally regulations of the FIA and the Supplementary Regulations and Appendices.

Rugby Sevens
   The Safaricom Sevens held in June at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) grounds in Nairobi, is now a world recognized tournament in the global Sevens Rugby Series. Past participants include Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Belgium and Kenya. The Tusker Safari Sevens is a world-class rugby tournament, with spectators attending from all parts of the globe. Its an action packed tournament with plenty of excitement and entertainment both on and off the pitch.

Sports Fishing
   Kenya enjoys a well deserved reputation for being one of the worlds saltwater sports fishing destinations, a reputation that each season is further endorsed by the capture and almost invariably these days, the release of a staggering number of fish. There are barely a handful of destinations scattered around the world where that most elusive member of the billfish clan, the nocturnal broadbill swordfish is regularly caught. Kenya is probably the best. Many species of shark can be encountered off the Kenyan Coast, but in recent years it is the fearsome tiger shark that has attracted the most attention from anglers.

Volleyball
   In volleyball, Kenyan women have carved a niche for themselves, repeatedly winning tournaments around the African continent. The Kenyan women's national team will represent Africa at the 2006 World Championship in Japan, the World Cup in 2007 and the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. At the club level Kenya Pipeline Women's team are the African Club Champions.

Other Sports
    From athletics, cricket and hockey to the world’s most grueling off road Safari Rally, there is a wide range of spectator sports throughout the year. There are also new and unusual sporting spectacles born of our exotic cultural heritage. 
    Why not take a front row seat at the annual Donkey races in Lamu or the traditional Bullfights in Kakamega? If you don’t want to just sit back and spectate, Kenya can certainly keep you busy. We take sport seriously and have world class sporting facilities to prove it.