Mwamba players having a halftime talk. Photo Courtesy/ Dennis Acre-Half.

Rugby fans react as “historic” Railways Club faces demolition


News that the Nairobi Railways Club will be repossessed by Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) for the construction terminal to help ease congestion in the CBD and Mwamba Rugby Club is set to be affected has been received with great disappointment by rugby and Sports fans in general.

Nairobi Railway Club general manager Caleb Musamali confirmed to Nation Sport that the rugby, football grounds and the car bazaar grounds will be affected.

Mwamba Rugby President  Alvas Onguru also confirmed to the publication that they will have to look for an alternative venue for their matches.

“We are lucky that no rugby is being played now. We have no option but to search for a new home. This is the first community rugby club where young boys and girls rose to fame not only in the game but in different professions,” Onguru told  Nation Sport.

The venue has served Mwamba for over 42 years and great sportsmen in the country including Kenya’s all-time leading scorer in World 7s Series Collins Injera, former Kenya 7s captain Humphrey Kayange, Lavin Asego, Kenya Rugby League Head Coach Edward Rombo, Horace Owiti have all played there.

The venue’s proximity to the City was easily accessible for players who work or study within the town and for fans during matchday. The venue also hosted matches tournaments such as Kabeberi 7s in the past and recently hosted the inaugural Kenya Rugby League 9 aside Tournament.

The rugby fraternity took to social media to express their disappointment on the news that area will be affected. Here are some of the reactions:

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