Karate: Stage set for Nakuru Invitation championships

KARATE TOURNAMENT Mark Moseti, left, fight it out with Nathan Wambua during a tournament at Technical University college on saturday, Feb 13, 2016. PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO.

After the conclusion of the Kenya Karate Federation (KKF) events in Malindi over the weekend, action shifts to the Nakuru Invitational Karate Championships at Menengai Social Hall on December 2.

This will be an open competition and invitations have been sent to children, cadets and players who took part in the National Novices and Senior Championships, according to KKF Rift Valley Regional Secretary, Paul Kamau.

Kamau said at least 13 teams had confirmed participation, including Kenya Police Service, Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Prisons Service and National Youth Service.

Others are Egerton University, Technical University of Kenya and Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology.

“More teams are welcome for the one-day competition, which will be key in exposing different talent across the country," Kamau said. "This will be the last tournament of the season and we will award participants at the event."

Federation President Enos Muguku said they also expected participants from the 47 counties.

“We expect a good representation from the counties but no foreign teams have been invited for the competition,” he said. [Ben Ahenda]

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