President Kenyatta congratulates Kayange after he’s inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

President Kenyatta congratulates Kayange after he’s inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

  • The Head of State saluted Kayange, the first East African to enter the 164-person list of world rugby luminaries, saying the feat was a global honour of the star's contribution to the rise of rugby in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Kenyan rugby legend and former Kenya Sevens captain Humphrey Kayange for being inducted into the World Rugy Hall of Fame, Class of 2021.

The Head of State saluted Kayange, the first East African to enter the 164-person list of world rugby luminaries, saying the feat was a global honour of the star's contribution to the rise of rugby in Kenya and challenged upcoming players to emulate the 39-year old's exploits.

Kayange, who has been inducted as no. 150, became a history maker with his Shujaa teammates when they lifted their first ever Rugby Sevens Cup Final victory in Singapore in 2016.

He also appeared at two Commonwealth Games, in 2010 and 2014, and was part of Kenya’s first Olympic side.

The World Rugby Hall of Fame recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the game of rugby throughout their careers, demonstrating rugby’s character-building values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect on and off the field.