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Kenyan Chess Gets Major Recognition

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Kenyan chess got a major boost yesterday at the the prestigious Asian Weekly Achievers Award (TAWAA)  ceremony held at the Diamond Plaza, Nairobi.

Drish Shah was awarded the “Best Young Achiever of the Year” by ‘The Asian Weekly’ newspaper (The Asian Weekly)

Presenter from TAWAA Vikash Pattni (left) together with Drish Shah (centre) and his father Rakesh Shah.
Presenter from TAWAA Vikash Pattni (left) together with Drish Shah (centre) and his father Rakesh Shah.

Drish Shah who is 8 years old is a student at Braeburn Imani International School and is  the current U8 Kenya National Chess Champion.

Proud winner Drish Shah poses with his Young Achiever of the Year Award.
Proud winner Drish Shah poses with his Young Achiever of the Year Award.

He has represented Kenya at a number of international events.  These include the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Delhi, the African Youth Chess Championship in Egypt and the African Schools Championship in Zimbabwe.