Aladwa defends betting firms,says criminalizing them will create unemployment

Makadara MP George Aladwa has come to the defense of betting firms in the country,saying that the government should come out clear on the measures against the betting industry. The legislator says that it’s the role of the government to come up with proper rules and regulations that will provide a level playing ground to all the companies. In a message posted to his various social media accounts,Aladwa said that it is important to think about the plight of the youths who will be affected . ” Sportpesa and Betin…

Good news to DStv and GOtv Subscribers as 2019 Afcon Comes home

It’s Africa’s football stars’ time to shine! As Africa’s top footballers get together in Egypt this June for the continent’s biggest football tournament, SuperSport will bring all the action live and in HD! Kenya will play its first match on 23rd June 2019 against Algeria in the group stages and DStv and GOtv subscribers can gear up for the action at no extra cost. In true SuperSport Style with live games and HD coverage, magazine shows, detailed pre and post-game analysis from leading football experts and well packaged highlights, DStv…

Learn about the new generation of rock climbers in Kenya

This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to explore its iconic climbing culture. From urban walls to Mount Kenya’s snowy peaks, the programme learns how a new generation of climbers are conquering their own mountains. Kenyan born Allan Wide tells the writer how significant his sport, rock climbing, is to Kenya. He says:  “Climbing has always had quite a culture in Kenya. To understand it, I think you’ve probably got to go back quite far… the first ascent of Mount Kenya was in 1899. At that time…

Liverpool vs Tottenham: A great English Showdown in Madrid

In a little over 24-hours’ time, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid will host the 64th Final of European’s Premier Cup competition and the 27th Final since the tournament was rebranded as the Champions League nearly 3 decades ago. The 2018/19 Final between Tottenham and Liverpool is only the second all-English climactic fixture of the competition since it’s original inception in 1955, and it sets up a mouth-watering local skirmish on a continental battleground in the Spanish capital. There is no denying that Liverpool have been absolutely sensational this season, and it’s quite…

Paul Odera Appointed as The Simbas Head Coach

Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu; the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. With the close of the regular fifteen a side season, the Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) would like to announce the appointment of a technical team to manage The Simbas for the upcoming 2019 assignments. Paul Odera comes in as Head Coach. Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu – the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. First time was…

Kariobangi Sharks FC to play Everton Football Club in Kenya

Everton Football Club will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to take on Kariobangi Sharks Football Club in the first 2019 pre-season friendly announced by the Club. The game, organised through the SportPesa partnership, will take place on Sunday, 7 July  at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi. Kariobangi Sharks FC are winners of the 2019 edition of the SportPesa Cup, East Africa’s biggest football tournament, which took place in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in January. Their 1-0 win over Bandari FC gave them regional supremacy and the opportunity to play Everton. The game against Kariobangi Sharks FC marks Everton’s second visit…

CNN World Rugby explores the sport’s takeover in Kenya

On this month’s episode of CNN World Rugby, host Christina Macfarlane explores the growing popularity of rugby in Kenya. Macfarlane discovers how gender stereotypes are being challenged by Kenya Sevens Women’s team and learns of the positive impact the sport is having on young girls in the country. The programme also meets Men’s Sevens player Collins Injera as he reflects on his achievements and Men’s 15s captain Davis Chenge, who outlines why many rugby players are campaigning for higher wages in Kenya. The sport has recently seen women take ownership…

Half a million for grabs in 2018 Madoka Half Marathon

Victor Ikawa, HOD – Research, Safaricom Limited presents a sponsorship a cheque to Hon. Maj (Rtd) Marsden Madoka, Founder of the Madoka Half Marathon during the launch of the Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon.   The 13th edition of the annual Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon will take place on October 20 in Mwatate constituency, Taita Taveta County. Over 1500 athletes from across the country are expected to participate in the marathon which aims at nurturing talents and improving community ties. This years’ edition will be held at Ngerenyi Farmers Training Centre Defending…

Lucky Guinness consumers to meet Rio Ferdinand

Guinness set to bring Rio Ferdinand to Kenya hence Providing Extraordinary Football Experiences to Fans Made of More. This has been made successful after the company through its beer brand, Guinness, unveiled an exciting new partnership with legendary English Premier League football legend, Rio Ferdinand. Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) Guinness Marketing Manager, Nduku Wamakau, cited that, Guinness is a bold beer, for extraordinary people, so we are delighted to be working with Rio Ferdinand this year as he was a player who certainly demonstrated his creativity, imagination and confidence on…

Over 300 entries received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival

More than 300 entries have been received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival to be held in November, officials have disclosed. The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), which was launched recently, will run between Nov.22 and Nov.25 and will feature films from across the globe. The fete is an initiative of former national cricket team captain, Aasif Karim under his Safinaz Foundation that promotes sports in the country and aims to use the movies to unify and inspire society. Florence Nduta, the festival director who is also the national…