On April 17th 2016, the Kenyan rugby fraternity was ecstatic. It felt good to be Kenyan. We had finally arrived. The impossible had been achieved. Kenya 7s had won the main Cup at HSBC finals at the Singapore Sevens, against the formidable Fiji, the most successful rugby sevens playing nation in the world.
Lost in time, are the rugby and Olympic careers of the late great John Muhato who appeared at the 1972 games hosted in Munich, West Germany and Peter Akatsa who took part in two Olympic games, Los Angeles, in the United States in 1984 and Seoul, in South Korea in 1988.
Kenya’s Shujaa main cup victory at Singapore was more than just about a trophy. It was a tribute to the past generations of players who refused to quit and to the game that taught us to love life.