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We stand united with the entire rugby community as we grieve the loss of former Kenya international forward, Edward Kinyany, who passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
Known affectionately as “Ogre” within rugby circles, he was a shining light of the sport.
Ogre not only secured the Kenya Cup with Kenya Harlequin as both a player and coach but also served as the club’s Chairman during the 2012-13 season.
Edward Kinyany ( back of the picture,extreme right), in action for the Simbas Michael Kwambo |
His contributions extended beyond domestic accolades; he was an integral part of the Kenya Simbas coaching staff that led the Kenya Simbas to multiple Elgon Cup triumphs and the 2011 Africa Cup title under the guidance of Michael “Tank” Otieno.
Edward Kinyany
Edward Kinyany ( third from left) as part of the Kenya Simbas technical bench Michael Kwambo |
On the rugby field, Ogre was a towering presence and a relentless competitor, yet off the field, he exuded a gentle and larger-than-life personality that left an indelible mark on those he encountered.
Kinyany was a key player for the Quins side that won the 2003 Kenya Cup MK
His absence leaves a void that words cannot adequately fill.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, and we offer our heartfelt prayers for strength during this challenging period.
May the Almighty God grant his soul eternal peace.
Alexander K. Mutai
Chairman, Kenya Rugby Union
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