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Kenya To Host World Scrabble Championship

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Over 50 countries have confirmed their participation in the forthcoming World Scrabble players Association Championship that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya  early November 2017.

This  will be the first time for the global event  to be held in Africa  since its inception  in 1991. Sport Kenya Director General Gordon Oluoch who officially launched the tournament said by hosting the global event, Kenya will be able to market its tourist attraction and showcase Kenya  as a safe  country.

He assured Scrabble  Kenya (SK) that the Government through Sport Kenya  will support the hosting of the  global event.


“Our mandate at Sport Kenya is to develop sports  from the grassroot to International Level. I wish to assure you that  the Government will support you to organize a high class event. I know a lot will be involved especially providing security and transport. This event will add more value especially as a tourist attraction and serve as a great platform to showcase Kenya as a safe country.”

“I’m urging Scrabble Kenya  to prepare adequately for best results in the tournament. Kenya is ranked second and we must uphold  that performance and go for the top position. Im happy Scrabble and Chess events are coming up very well and  its  my wish you will be at par with Athletics, Rugby and Volleyball,” observed Oluoch.

Scrabble Kenya Chairman Elliud Lel who was flanked by his secretary General Eva Njogu and Kenya’s highly ranked player Gitonga Nderitu said “We are proud as scrabble Kenya to be part of the country’s vision and mission, in transforming our country into a competitive global brand and fostering national pride, patriotism  and earning  global recognition. We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the benefit of hosting  this  event are overwhelming. It will promote  and foster cohesion  among participating countries.”

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