Kakamega Town (037) slowly continues to shape the game of rugby in our beloved country Kenya. The town had two clubs playing in Kenya’s premier rugby league the “Kenya Cup” (Western Bulls & Kabras RFC) and one featuring in the championship league (Masinde Muliro University of Science & Tech). The town is also home to the famous Kakamega High school that has a rich history in the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association Games and East Africa Schools competitions.
KAKAMEGA HIGH SCHOOL
2019 15’s Champs, three times back to back champions from 2011-2013 KSSSA games. Current Kakamega county champions and host of the 2020 East Africa Schools games, the Barbarians continue to position Kakamega county as a strong sports powerhouse.
Finished fifth position during the KRU Championship 2018/2019 campaign, currently sitting second in the KRU Championship log seven points away from the Kenya Cup 2018/2019 relegated side Strathmore University Leos. The University situated just a few minutes from the city centre has strategically positioned itself on the path to promotion. If this happened, MMUST will replace Western Bulls who face relegation heading into 2020/2021 season.
Western Bulls first featured in Kenya’s top tier league during the 2011/2012 campaign where they played most of their games at the Kakamega High School grounds before relocating just a few years ago. The Kakamega based team last featured in the top tier league during the 2016/2017 campaign where they finished 11th in the log with 14 points sending themselves back to the second-tier division alongside University of Nairobi Mean Machine. The club had a great run last year in the KRU Championship League finishing second with a (12-1-4 W-D-L) record. The side managed to book a slot for the 2019/2020 Kenya Cup by securing a final against Lakeside neighbours Kisumu RFC. The team will face relegation heading into 2020/2021 season.
KABRAS RFC Five-time finalists in the past five seasons, 2016 Kenya Cup champions after beating Impala RFC. The Kakamega based outfit has failed to topple KCB RFC in their last three meetings. The team boasts of having groomed and housed unique talents such as Phillip Wokorach (Ugandan International/Bourges XV), Max Adaka, Fijian Timoci Senaite, and Ntabeni Dukisa. Pride of the western town, the club continues to cement its power and grip in the Kenyan rugby scene.