Dominic Nyonje wins Kisumu Open
He beat four-time national champion CM Ben Magana to win the tournament’s top prize over the weekend.
Dominic Nyonje edged out CM Ben Magana in round four to finish top with six points. On his way, he defeated well known Evans Sinoya and Dr Jacob Onditi.
CM Ben Magana also had 6 points but had an inferior tie-break and hence took second place. Dominic Nyoge and CM Ben Magana equally shared the top two cash prizes fund of KES 16,000 (USD 160).
CM Ben Magana v Dominic Nyonge
CM Ben Magana v Evans Sinoya
Fun facts about Kisumu
Its name is from the Luo word ‘kisuma‘, a derivative of ‘sumo‘, which means barter trade.
It grew into a town after the Mombasa Railway line passed through it in 1901.
The new town was named Port Florence after Florence Preston, the wife of the senior railway’s engineer. In 1903 the town was renamed Kisumu.
Kisumu was also privileged to host the first air flight in East and Central Africa. An inaugural maiden flight from Kisumu to England took place in 1931.