INJERA Collins < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA Kenya   
Gender Men
Born 18 Oct 1986 in Nairobi, KEN
Height1.86 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Chebet, one daughter, two sons
Occupation Athlete, Public Relations Professional
Languages English
Higher education Public Relations - Daystar University: Machakos, KEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first played rugby in 2001 at Vihiga High School in Kenya.
Why this sport? He had to choose a sport to play at school and chose rugby instead of football because not many students played it. "I joined rugby in an accidental way as you know those days in school you were required to join a club or a team for extra curricular activities. My first choice was football. As I was leaving, I looked over on the other side of the field and I saw a small group of boys throwing around and kicking an oval-shaped ball. They welcomed me and I joined them and at the first touch of the ball, I was hooked. I got hooked to the sport so much that it started affecting my academics."
Club / Team Mwamba RFC: Kenya
Name of coach Kevin Wambua [club]; Innocent Simiyu [national], KEN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Back
General Interest
Nicknames Loco, PapaLocole (ollows.com, 2013; Facebook profile, 08 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career His family. (Engage Talk YouTube channel, 19 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol New Zealand rugby union player Joe Rokocoko, South African rugby union player Bryan Habana. (nation.co.ke, 16 Jan 2009)
Injuries He missed the 2019 Africa Men's Sevens event in Johannesburg, South Africa, due to a shoulder injury. (nairobiwire.com, 01 Nov 2019)

In 2017 he sustained a cruciate ligament tear in his knee. (skysports.com, 05 May 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "When you focus on the process, it doesn't look that long. Dream big. During that process is where you get opportunities." (Engage Talk YouTube channel, 19 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours He, and brother Humphrey Kayange, were presented with the Presidential Order of the Golden Warrior [OGW] award in May 2010. (nation.co.ke, 17 May 2010; shujaapride.com, 22 Aug 2014)

He was named Kenya's Sportsperson of the Year in 2009. (michezoafrika.com, 26 Feb 2013)
Other sports He has also represented Kenya in rugby union [15-a-side]. (nation.africa, 28 May 2014)
Famous relatives His brothers Humphrey Kayange and Michael Agevi have both represented Kenya in rugby sevens, with Humphrey competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nation.co.ke,17 Jan 2014; sportsnewsarena.com, 20 Jan 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Oct 2020)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
He has a degree in mass communications from Kenya College for Communication Technology [KCCT] in Nairobi. (ke.opera.news, 09 Sep 2020)