February 23, 2024

New dawn for Pipeline as Jepkosgei takes over

New dawn for Pipeline as Jepkosgei takes over
Kenya Pipeline in past action

The former Malkia Strikers takes over from Nicodemus Kiama who held the position, albeit briefly, following the unceremonial exit of Paul Gitau

Former Kenyan International Esther Jepkosgei has been appointed Kenya Pipeline women’s volleyball team head coach.

The former Malkia Strikers takes over from Nicodemus Kiama who held the position, albeit briefly, following the unceremonius exit of Paul Gitau amidst sexual misconduct allegations. The case is still under investigations and the tactician remains suspended.

Kiama will continue his assistant coach duties, a position the new head coach has held under the short stint of Margaret Indakala as head coach and under Gitau as well.

"We have reassigned her (Esther). She is a permanent employee of the company and it's just a policy that we have followed, more like moving her from one department to another.

She is a former player who has been in that setting before and we saw it fit that she serves in that position. She was introduced to the team on Wednesday at the club's training base in Embakasi, Nairobi which means she has already taken up the duties," Kenya Pipeline General Manager, Human Resources and Administration Dinah Kirwa said.

The former middle blocker cum outside hitter takes over with the league headed to the third leg and with Kenya Pipeline looking to reclaim the title they won in the 2022 season but lost to KCB last year.

Under coach Gitau, the side finally got their hands on the elusive championship trophy but lost it almost immediately to the Japeth Munala-led bankers.

Gitau was asked to step.down to allow for investigations in November, just days after leading Pipeline to the CAVB Zone Five Vlub championships in Rwanda.

According to Kirwa, the process is still ongoing.