KAYANGE Humphrey < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA Kenya   
Gender Men
Born 20 Jul 1982 in Nairobi, KEN
Height1.93 m
Weight 106 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Swahili
Higher education Chemistry - University of Bristol: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up rugby at age 16 or 17 at high school.
Why this sport? "I'd never really seen anyone play [rugby], it was just a sport I had to try. I braced myself for it at first, but once I got used to the physicality of it, everything else was fine."
Club / Team Mwamba RFC: Kenya
Name of coach Benjamin Ayimba [national]; Paul Murunga [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Kenya
General Interest
Nicknames Tall (cnn.com, 17 Apr 2014)
Hobbies Travelling, being outdoors. (ur7s.com, 18 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming Kenya's first World Series cup victory in Singapore in April 2016. "Amazing, we came in to the tournament with a few things we needed to get right, and we got them right. It just shows the determination the boys put into that game." (worldrugby.org, 11 Jun 2016)
Injuries He was injured during the quarterfinals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and did not return to action until the 2015/16 World Series season. (shujaapride.com, 22 Aug 2014; the-star.co.ke, 20 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours He, and brother Collins Injera, 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)
Famous relatives His brothers Collins Injera and Michael Agevi has also played rugby sevens for Kenya. (nation.co.ke,17 Jan 2014; sportsnewsarena.com, 20 Jan 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nation.co.ke, 21 Oct 2015)
Other information COACHING
He has served as player-coach of Kenya's rugby sevens team. (kenyanewsdaily.com, 07 Jan 2014; LinkedIn profile, 22 Jan 2015)

In 2009 he was part of the delegation that successfully lobbied for the inclusion of rugby sevens at the Olympic Games during the International Olympic Committee [IOC] session in Copenhagen, Denmark. (nation.co.ke, 21 Oct 2015)

In 2013 he was chosen to be on the Kenyan television show 'Tusker Twende Kazi', where participants complete challenges while travelling around the world. (the-star.co.ke, 12 Dec 2013)