The Kenya Rugby Union’s T&E workforce has increased its Educator numbers from 31 to 40 after nine participants attained their accreditation.
From the Medical strand, Gerald Omondi, Anthony Maina and Philemon Odidi have been accredited as First Aid Educators, bringing the total number of medical educators to six as we already have Aileen Taylor, Lamech Bogonko, and Ben Mahinda. Omondi will serve in Nairobi Region, Maina in the Rift Valley Region, and Odidi in Western Region.
Kenya Simbas’ forwards coach Mike Aung together Alex Agalo are now accredited as Coach Educators. They join the previous eleven educators bringing the current number to 13 countrywide. These eleven Coach Educators are Paul Odera, George Ndemi, Thomas Odundo, Nicholas Aballa, Dr. Michael Otieno, Fred Ollows, Lamech Ongati, Mary Ochieng, Oliver Kituyi, Oscar Owaga, and Ronald Okoth. Aung will conduct courses in the Rift Valley Region while Alex Agalo will be in Nairobi, Eastern, and Coast Regions.
The Match Official Educators have increased by one as Amos Wamanga joins the group that is comprised of 15 members, Wamanga bringing the current total to 16. The 14 are, Paul Weloba, JohnBosco Muamba, Adelaide Nasambu, Baraza Wanyama, Beril Akinyi, Constant Cap, Dr. Henry Baraza, Godwin Karuga, Mwangi Karimi, Paul Kilonzo, Peris Mukoko, Sarah Agolla, Victor Oduor, Denis Wachira and Noreen Liyosi.
In the Strength and Conditioning strand, George Ndemi, Richard Ochieng, Geoffrey Kimani, and Jared Olander are now joined by Michael Shamia and Michael Owino who have now received their Educator Accreditation.
Absaloms Juma is currently the only Citing Educator in Kenya.
“We are now able to cover all strands and are looking forward to all regions being self-sustained in terms of course delivery compared to years back when the majority of the educators were based in Nairobi. We’re also encouraging members to take part in the Level 2 courses in all strands so they’re also eligible for these Educator courses,” said George Ndemi, KRU’s Training, and Education Coordinator.
KRU currently has a total of three Trainers: Dr. Michael Otieno (Coaching), Fred Ollows (Coaching), and JohnBosco Muamba (Officiating). Aileen Taylor is currently awaiting her accreditation as a medical trainer.
These eight members took part in the courses offered during the Super week held on 24-26th June at Shallom Guest House before the Barthes Trophy Tournament and Rugby Africa Cup kicked off.