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Race against time as Kenya gears to host continental championship

UNIQUE SPORTS By Caroline Obuya | February 2nd 2021
Team Kenya during the IDPA African Championship at Falsebay in Capetown South Africa [File photo]

Over the weekend Kirigiti shooting range was awash with activity as the arena played host to the National Gun Owners Association (NGAO- Kenya’s) first shooting contest this year.

The Saturday event which was sponsored by Firlcom Network kicked off with 28 Safety officers firing it off on Friday, followed by the main match on Saturday.

This year’s club match opener was a tier 1 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) sanctioned match, with over 70 participants drawn from defense forces, civilians and Team Coast.

This and other subsequent matches are aimed at building capacity officials, who will run the 2021 IDPA African Championship to be hosted in Kenya.

NGAO- K Competitions captain Geoffery Pesa [File photo]


“ We aspire to elevate every other monthly shoot to an IDPA sanctioned match, as a build up to the Tier 4 IDPA African Championship to be held in Kenya in September this year.” Said competitions captain Geoffrey Pesa.


“We also intend to increase the number of safety officers in Kenya from 54 to 100 by end of July 2021.” Added Pesa.

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The African Championship tourney was supposed to be held in Kenya in September 2020, but the plan was shelved because of the Covid19 restrictions which were put in place by the Kenyan government.

The lifting of the ban on sporting activities in the country gave Team Kenya the leeway to proceed which the preparations for the first ever IDPA continental championship, to be held in the country, outside of South Africa.



SSP Master

1 Onyango Sammy  114.48

2 Omar Mohamed   154.45


SSP Expert

1Ibrahim Ndungu  128.31

2.Memba Muriuki  164.65

3.Daniel Kyalo       170.15


SSP Sharpshooter

1.Wilson Kabugi      155.24

2.Amos Mathenge     187.15

3.Abdulhakim Daud   193.71


SSP Marksman

1.Aly Khan                 176.23

2.Narumbe John         216.83

3. Benjamin Muema    219.04


SSP Novice

1. Abdurahim Bagus     236.59

2. Bwengo Suleiman    246.52

3.Irene Wanjiru            254.75


ESP Master

1.Robert Nyamongo   133.29

2. Eric Wachira          138.15


ESP Expert

1. Alex Migwi       151.55

2. Ashu Sennik      160.47


ESP Sharpshooter

1.Mijema Nicholas    194.62

2.Rono Moses           216.24


ESP Marksman

1.Kiptanui Mike             177.68

2.Peter Mwangi              193.20

3. Muthengi Boniface     203.51


ESP Novice

1. Kamau Francis    317.34


CCP Expert

1. Thomas Kiilu      146.65

2. Mahir Omar        165.36

3. Eric Ngumbi        173.59


CCP Sharpshooter

1. Peter Njoroge           161.6

2. Gikonyo Mwangi      231.90


CCP Marksman

1.Moosa Omar             172.42

2.Muzahim Taib           191.22


Carry Optics

1. Tony Karanja            170.24


Pistol Carbine Caliber

1.Geoffrey Pesa              114.06

2.Sylvester Gitau            162.46

3.Sunny Syan                  175.73



1. Amin salim                    385.51


Ladies category

Belinda Akoth                   166.39

Elizabeth Wachianga        271.58

Brenda Ajiambo               277.65


Law Enforcement

1.Mohammed Noor          225.78

2. Patrick milimu             238.04

3. Rono kipkirui               245.59


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