In Summary
  • Mukora is regarded as perhaps one of the most decorated sports administrators in Kenyan history.
  • Mukora was an all-rounder in the world of sports.

In a well-attended memorial service at St Andrews Church, Nairobi, Kenyans from all walks of life listened as speaker after speaker gave an account of the impact the late sports administrator Charles Nderitu Mukora had on sports and his work to improve the sector not only in Kenya but in also on the continent and the world at large.

Mukora is regarded as perhaps one of the most decorated sports administrators in Kenyan history.

Mukora was an all-rounder in the world of sports.

He represented Kenya in long jump, triple jump, decathlon and football.

He will be remembered as an outstanding coach who coached the nation’s immensely successful 1968 and 1972 Olympic squads to the Mexico and Munich Games and the 1970 Commonwealth Games squad to Edinburgh, Scotland.

He also coached the first Africa athletics team against the USA track team in North Carolina. Mukora was the architect of and instrumental in the setting up of the first High Altitude Training Camp in Nyahururu, Laikipia District in preparation for the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.

Among the many caps that he donned were - as a council member of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF); Chairman of Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA); Chairman of the East and Central Africa Athletic Board; Chairman of the Kenya National Sports Council; Chairman of the 1987 All Africa Games; Chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya; Chairman of the Kenya Para-Olympic Committee; Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation and a member of the International Olympic Committee.

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