Jackson Kivuva

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Kivuva (left) and Bram Som at the 2009 World Championships.

Jackson Mumbwa Kivuva (born August 11, 1989) is a runner from Kenya who specialises in 800 metres. His surname is sometimes misspelled as "Kivuna".

Kivuva started running in 2002 while at Syanamu Primary school. Later he went to Kinyui High School in Kangundo.[1] He is a silver medalist from the 2006 World Junior Championships behind compatriot David Rudisha. The same year he won 800 metres gold at the Africa Zone 5 Junior Championships.[2] He finished fourth at the Kenyan trial for the 2008 Olympics, missing the ticket to Beijing.[3]

He is competing at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

Joseph Mutua, who is also an 800m runner, comes from the same village as Kivuva.[1] Jackson is the cousin to Samuel Mutua Kimani


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 2nd 800m 1:48.57
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 2nd 800m 1:47.64
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.54
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4th 800m 1:46.33
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.95
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th 800m 1:46.39
2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 3rd 800 m 1:45.47
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th (sf) 800m 1:45.97
2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 5th 800 m 1:50.98


  1. ^ a b Daily Nation, July 30, 2009: Kivuva relishing underdog tag
  2. ^ IAAF, December 5, 2006: Kenya's Beijing juniors dominate ANOCA Champs
  3. ^ Athletics Kenya: 2008 Olympic trials