Kenya Rugby Football Union

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Kenya Rugby Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1970
IRB affiliation 1990
CAR affiliation 1986 (founder member)
President Mwangi Muthee
Men's coach South Africa Jerome Paarwater
Women's coach Kenya Kevin Wambua
Sevens coach Kenya Paul Treu
Official website www.kenyarfu.com

Kenya Rugby Football Union (KRFU) is the governing body of Rugby Union in Kenya. It organises Kenyan national teams and various competitions. It is a member of the International Rugby Board.

Rugby has a long history in Kenya. Rugby Football Union of Kenya (RFU-K) was formed in 1923. The RFU-K was dissolved and the district unions incorporated into the Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) upon its formation in 1956. After the formation of national unions in Uganda and Tanzania it was decided to form the Kenya Rugby Union in 1970 to combine the provincial unions within the country under a national union but still underneath the umbrella of the RFUEA.[1]

The KRFU also oversees Kenyan schools rugby, including the Prescott Cup (for the nation's top tier clubs), and the Damu Pevu Shield (for second tier clubs and the second XV's of top tier clubs).

The KRFU also organizes the Kenya national rugby union team and participates Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) tournaments, but has never qualified for the Rugby World Cup. The Kenyan national sevens team is much more successful, doing well in the IRB Sevens World Series, as well the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens.


The home ground of Kenya Rugby Union is the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi.

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