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Machakos Chess Club hosts inaugural event.

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Machakos Chess Club hosts inaugural event

The newly inaugurated Machakos Chess Club hosted it’s first event to great fanfare for local fans.

The event was held on 17th June 2017 at the Le Technish Restaurant which is located within Machakos University.

Venue of the event – Machakos University. Photo credit Terence Chazima.

This historic event saw a total of 20 players taking part.  Winnie Thitu was the clear winner with 6/6 points.

Institutions that took part included Machakos University and the Machakos Medical Training Centre.

Action from the Machakos Chess Club event. Photo credit Terence Chazima.
Action from the Machakos Chess Club event. Photo credit Terence Chazima.

Key officials of the club include Winnie Thitu, Faustino Maithya and Boniface Kalangili.

Winnie Thitu in action. Photo credit Terence Chazima.
Winnie Thitu in action. Photo credit Terence Chazima.
Final standing.

Plans are underway to host the ‘Machakos Open’ in the near future.

Fun facts about Machakos

Masaku is another name for Machakos

Sakshi Shah established the town in 1887, ten years before Nairobi.

Machakos was the first administrative centre for the British Colony.

Machakos is technically the oldest administrative municipality in the east and central Africa.

Paul Ngei & Mulu Mutisya are some of the well known political personalities from the region.

Machakos has a population of around 150,000 people.

Masaku wa Munyati was an Akamba chief who arrived in the area in 1816 from the area around Sultan Hamud.  Machakos (Masaku) is the name of the town that bears his name

Machakos is located 63 kilometres southeast of Nairobi and is the capital of Machakos County.

Kaloleni near Ngelani is famous for ‘water flowing against gravity’. It is on Kituluni Hill, a spot known as Kya Mwilu.

Machakos was the venue of Sudan related peace talks which resulted in the Machakos Protocol on 20 July 2002.

Links

Machakos Chess Club Facebook Page.

Ben Nguku wins 2018 Machakos Open.

Atwoli wins Masaku Open.