Kenya national rugby sevens team
|Union||Kenya Rugby Union|
|Emblem(s)||The African lion|
|Most caps||Collins Injera (79)|
|Top scorer||Collins Injera (1393)|
|Most tries||Collins Injera (271)|
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||5 (First in 2001)|
|Best result||3rd place (2009)|
The Kenya national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the World Series, with a guaranteed place in all ten events each season. Kenya recorded its first tournament win in the World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens. Kenya has also been successful in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, reaching the semifinals in 2009 and again in 2013.
The Kenya sevens team is sometimes referred to by the Kenyan and international press as Shujaa, a Swahili word meaning courage, confidence, bravery, or heroism. The Kenya national rugby sevens team is one of the more successful sporting teams representing Kenya. They have won the men's Team of the Year category six times at the Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year Awards: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2016.
- Main Cup winners at the 2016 Singapore Sevens
- Main cup finalists at the
World Rugby Sevens Series
Kenya has competed in the World Series every year since the competition's inception in 1999–2000. Kenya's best season came in 2012–13 when they finished fifth in the Series. Collins Injera and Humphrey Kayange were both nominated for World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in 2009, but lost to England's Ollie Phillips.
|Season||Position||Most tries||Most points|
|2005–06||9th||Lavin Asego (163)|
|2006–07||11th||Innocent Simiyu (19)||Innocent Simiyu (115)|
|2007–08||7th||Collins Injera (18)|
|2008–09||6th||Collins Injera (42)||Collins Injera (210)|
|2009–10||8th||Humphrey Kayange (33)||Lavin Asego (173)|
|2010–11||9th||Humphrey Kayange (31)||Humphrey Kayange (157)|
|2012–13||5th||Willy Ambaka (24)||Willy Ambaka (120)|
|2013–14||7th||Collins Injera (30)||Collins Injera (166)|
|2014–15||13th||Billy Odhiambo (20)||Billy Odhiambo (100)|
|2015–16||7th||Collins Injera (32)||Collins Injera (172)|
|2016–17||12th||Billy Odhiambo (22)||Billy Odhiambo/Samuel Oliech (110)|
|2017–18||8th||Willy Ambaka (31)||Willy Ambaka (155)|
|2018–19||13th||Vincent Onyala (22)||Daniel Taabu (157)|
|Total||Collins Injera (271)||Collins Injera (1,393)|
Summer Olympic Games
Rugby World Cup Sevens
|World Cup record|
|1993||Did not qualify|
|2005||Bowl Semifinals||=19th||7||3||4||0||Lucas Onyango (6)|
|2009||Semifinals||=3rd||5||3||2||0||Collins Injera (5)|
|2013||Semifinals||4th||6||4||2||0||Humphrey Kayange (6)|
|2018||Challenge quarterfinals||16th||5||1||4||0||Jeffrey Oluoch (4)|
|Total||0 Titles||5/7||30||12||18||0||C. Injera & H. Kayange (9)|
Africa Cup Sevens
|Africa Cup Sevens record|
|2017||Did Not Compete|
Kenya has won the Safari Sevens ten times:
- 1997 versus Cumbria Schoolboys 24–27,
- 2000 Kenya 'A' (Shujaa) won, defeating Bristol University RFC, 26–24
- 2003 versus Emerging Springboks 29–7,
- 2004 versus Emerging Springboks 10–7,
- 2008 versus Zimbabwe 35–12,
- 2009 versus Emerging Springboks 40–19,
- 2010 versus Emerging Springboks 17–12,
- 2014 versus Australia Renegades 40-7,
- 2016 versus Samurai International 38-21
- 2019 versus Springbok Sevens 19-12.
The following refers to statistics generated in the World Rugby Sevens Series. Collins Injera was briefly ranked the #1 player in the world in tries scored, until his try-scoring record was surpassed by England's Dan Norton.
- "Points: Kenya". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Try Stats: Kenya". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Kenya Sevens make history". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Shujaa finish bottom in Dubai 7s", Daily Nation, December 1 2018.
- SOYA Awards – 2007 winners!
- KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
- "Kenya 7s – Olympic Games Men's Sevens". World Rugby. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "Kenya Squad". Retrieved 1 June 2016.