MOMBASA Kenya Ports Authority --
The Kenya Ports Authority has assured its
sportsmen and women of continued support in as long as they
uphold excellent performance.
KPA Board of Directors
Chairman Major (Rtd) Marsden Madoka said the Authority spends
200 million annually towards supporting various sporting
He added that the expenditure indicates the Authority’s
commitment on promoting sports and nurturing talent.
Speaking at the KPA headquarters during a ceremony where
trophies won by the Authority’s various teams were presented to
him, the Board Chairman encouraged continuous investment in
promoting sporting activities.
He congratulated the teams for the great achievement noting
that he personally had a record in promoting sports citing his
experience at the Kenya Breweries Limited and his 23 years’
experience as Chairman for the Amateur Boxing Association.
"It is important to keep fit and to encourage sporting
activities in our workplace since it breeds teamwork," he added.
He commended the management for providing and maintaining
sporting facilities at the Sports Club, Mbaraki and Makupa
Welfare Center which besides offering recreation for employees
also offer training opportunities for players’ competence while
encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The Board Chairman discouraged those participating in sports
against hunger for monetary gain saying the country needs
volunteers to represent it for better results.
The Managing Director Mrs. Catherine Mturi-Wairi who was also
present during the event, expressed gratitude to the teams for
their exemplary performance.
She assured the players of her support noting that the
Authority takes cognizance of the social and economic importance
of sports which have a positive impact on the employees’
wellbeing and performance.
"For many years the Authority has been supporting and
promoting various sporting activities because sports remains a
very important component of the Authority’s Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) which the community needs to feel part of,"
KPA teams have been registering sterling performance in
basketball, volleyball, football, swimming among other
disciplines over the years.
The Ladies Basketball team for instance have emerged national
and regional champions 10 times between the years 2000 and 2015.
The team emerged 1st runners-up in the 2016 national league
and won the regional championship in Dar-es-salaam.
The team qualified for continental club championship games
where it represented FIBA Zone V region, comprising of 10
"In addition, the team has registered impressive performances
in the high caliber Continental championship that brings
together National champions from various countries/ Zones in
Africa," said Mrs. Jayne Kamau, Head of Administration in a
brief to the Chairman on KPA sports activities.
Mrs. Kamau praised the Men’s Basketball team which was
recently crowned the 2016 national league champions noting that
since it qualified for top flight national premier league in
2008, the team always finishes among the medal bracket (1st
position in 2014).
Bandari Volleyball men’s team has also been recording
encouraging and commendable performance in the game which over
the past several years the national play-offs organised by the
Kenya Volleyball Federation have been held at the KPA Makupa
Welfare Center Gymnasium.
Also present during the ceremony were Dr. Amani Komora,
General Manager Human Resources and Administration, Mr. Sudi
Mwashinango, General Manager Operations, Ms Mariam Khamis, Head
of Security Services, Mr Bernard Osero, Head of Corporate
Affairs, Mr Bildad Kisero, Principal Administration Officer, Mr
Lennox Safari, Sports Officer, Ms Milkah Getuno, Team Manager
Ladies, Mr Christopher Owiti, Team Manager Men, Mr. Antony
Ojukwu- head Coach, Mr. Philip Onyango – Assistant Coach ladies,
Mr. Samuel Kiki- Coach Men, Ms. Brenda Angeshi – Captain ladies,
Mr. Antony Okello – Captain Men.
Kenya Ports thank the Danish Government for generous support