About us

Chess Kenya is the governing body that runs and manages Chess in Kenya. It was founded as Kenya Chess Association (KCA) in 1967 and affiliated to the international body FIDE in 1980. We are also affiliated to the African Chess Confederation (ACC) and are a regular participants in its events.

Other than regulating the game, Chess Kenya aims to promote and develop the game all through the country.

The federation is run by elected officials who hold a four year term of office. Under the elected officials are sub-committees that handle various aspects of the game.

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Who are we

Chess Kenya is the governing body that runs and manages Chess in Kenya. It was founded as Kenya Chess Association (KCA) in 1967 and affiliated to the international body FIDE in 1980.

Our Mandate

Other than regulating the game, Chess Kenya aims to promote and develop the game all through the country. 

Our Values

Credibility | Honour | Excellence | Sustainability | Stability  |

Our Vision

Nurture, Promote and Sustain a thriving Chess Community, Aspiring and Achieving Sports Excellence for Kenya 

Our Mission

To foster increased interest, participation, and enjoyment of the game of  chess in Kenya and neighboring countries. 


Membership

Chess Kenya has various category of membership and include. For one to become a member this are the annual fees to be paid. click here on membership.

Meet the Executive Team


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Bernard Wanjala

Chairman

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Duke Michieka

Deputy Chairman

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John Mukabi

Secretary General

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Andrew Owili

Deputy Chairman

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Rhodah Oliseh

Deputy Secretary General

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Gilbert Wandera

Treasurer

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Terence Chazima

Deputy Treasurer

Heads of Chess Kenya's Committees

1.Brian Kidula-Head of PR and marketing committee 
2. Shem Vilebwa -Head of Head of chess in schools 
3. Dr. Paul Aloyo-Head of chess in colleges and Universities 
4. Steve Ouma-Head of Events,Arbiters and Trainers
5. Dr. Victor Ng'ani-Head of Displinary
6. Winnie Thithu- Head of Women's Chess,Physically Challenged and other special groups
7.  Michael Asati Asati /Peter Ganga - heads of branches,Clubs and Elections.
8.  Andiwoh Moses -player rep until next elected in coming national championship 2017. 
9. Paras Gudka/Thomas Nzioki/Ronald Bolo-Rating officers
10. Isaac Babu-League Chairman

PR & Marketing Committee

1) Brian Kidula -Chairman
2) Judy Kiragu-Secretary 
3) Stanley Luruti
4) Ricky Sang
5) Ben Nguku Namale
6) Raphael Oduol
7) Robert Muturi
8) Satish Deshpande
9) Bob Odhiambo