Lorupe, Kayange land government appointments

Lorupe, Kayange land government appointments

A Kenya Gazette notice dated 24 September 2021 reads in part, “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 (1) of the Sports Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage appoints Humphrey Kayange and Tegla Lorupe to be members of the Board of the Kenya Academy of Sports Council, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 21st September, 2021.”

Kayange in full flight during the 2015 London Sevens

Kenyan sporting legends Tegla Lorupe and Humphrey Kayange have been appointed as board members of the Kenya Academy of Sports by Sports CS Amina Mohammed.

A Kenya Gazette notice dated 24 September 2021 reads in part, “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 (1) of the Sports Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage appoints Humphrey Kayange and Tegla Lorupe to be members of the Board of the Kenya Academy of Sports Council, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 21st September, 2021.”

Lorupe was the first African woman to hold the marathon World Record, which she held from 19 April 1998 until 30 September 2001. She is the three-time World Half-Marathon champion. Loroupe was also the first woman from Africa to win the New York City Marathon, which she has won twice. She has won marathons in London, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Berlin and Rome before retiring from the track and road.

Kayange is a Kenya rugby sevens legend, captaining the team to their first ever Rugby World Cup semifinal in Dubai in 2009. He was also part of the Shujaa squads that reach a first ever Sevens World Series cup final in 2009 in Adelaide, the Rugby World Cup 2013 semis, the 2016 Rio Olympics and that historic Singapore Sevens cup final victory in 2016 before retiring from the sport in 2018.

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