Two on the trot as Kenyatta University wins KUSA Women's trophy

Two on the trot as Kenyatta University wins KUSA Women's trophy

Kenyatta University retained the overall title at the fifth edition of Kenya Universities Sports Association Women’s tournament at the weekend.

KU won five gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the varsity women’s sports show that is held annually to celebrate the International Women's Day that will be marked on Tuesday March 8. The Games were for the first time ever held out of Nairobi at Pwani University in Kilifi. 

Despite the unfamiliar hot coastal climate, KU won gold in hockey, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton and basketball. The Olive Mugenda-led institution lost to Masinde Muliro University of Science and technology in the netball finals to settle for silver medal. 

Their bronze medals were garnered from handball where they beat Technical University of Kenya, and  in volleyball after seeing off Karatina University, both in the third place playoffs. 

MMUST was second with three gold and one bronze medals, while University of Nairobi  finished in third place.

MMUST beat University of Eldoret 2-0 in football, KU 49-28 in netball and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology 12-10 finals. The Kakamega-based side finished third in chess after winners the University of Nairobi and runners up KU.

UoN collected two gold medals in scrabble and chess, silver from lawn tennis and a bronze in hockey.

Egerton missed out on a podium place having won only two golds- Karate and Tae Kwo Ndo. St. Paul’s University was fifth, closed the gold medal chapter with one in volleyball. JKUAT was sixth with four silver medals.

Maseno University, Kabarak University, Kabianga University, Karatina University, Kirinyaga University, Maasai Mara University, hosts Pwani University and Zetech University did not win any medal.

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