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Karate teams feted at national championships

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) played host to National Inter-counties Karate championships, with over 20 clubs taking part in the competitions.

During the event held Sunday, 10 categories that were featured, including the junior male and female kumite, cadets male and female team kumite, senior female and male kumite, cadets and juniors female and male team kata and senior male and female team kata.

Mully Children Family from Machakos County was ranked position one after receiving four Gold trophies followed by Sky Life Academy from Nakuru County, with two Gold trophies.

Nakuru won one Gold and one silver, thus being ranked in position three, closely followed by National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Nairobi City County that received one Gold and two bronze trophies.

Kenya Police Service and Mombasa county each got one Gold trophy, with World Authority Traditional Karate Association from Nakuru County, receiving four silver trophies, while M-Pesa Foundation Academy A, also from the same county received three silver and two bronze trophies.

Baraka school received one silver and one bronze trophies, while TAKK Orphanage settled for one silver trophy.

Administration Police Service and Kisumu County both received one bronze each.

In the competitions, the cadets and junior team kata category, Mully Children Family from Machakos County emerged winner with Nakuru County as first runners up and M-Pesa Foundation Academy bagging position two while Baraka school came in at position three.

Nakuru County raised the bar high and won the senior female team kata with World Authority Traditional Karate Association as 1st runners up, while National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Nairobi came in as 2nd runners up.

Mombasa County won the senior male team kata category followed by World Authority Traditional Karate Association and NSSF Nairobi at position three.

Cadet female team kumite category was won by Mully Children Family from Machakos County after outclassing Baraka school, while Sky Life also from Nakuru County winning the cadet male team kumite category, with TAKK Orphanage as the 1st runners up.

The junior female team kumite was won by Mully Children Family from Machakos County against M-Pesa Foundation Academy A and M-Pesa Foundation Academy B as the second runners up.

National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Nairobi won the senior female team kumite category, while the Kenya Police Service won the senior male team kumite category with World Authority Traditional Karate Association coming in 2nd and Kisumu County at position three.

By Anne Otieno

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