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Onani Magwanga, Nderitu Gitonga face off in Kitale Scrabble meeting

Kenya scrabble championships returns this weekend in Kitale’s Skynest County Hotel as Onani Magwanga will be seeking a back to back wins in the tournament.

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Magwanga who won the 3rd leg in Machakos a month ago Onani Magwanga returns with Scrabble title after 27 years will be in action in the weekend’s 4th leg of Scrabble Kenya championships to be staged in a Kitale Hotel, Trans Nzoia County.

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Nderitu Gitonga in green/ Photo Courtesy Scrabble Kenya (Muumbi Muema)

with his long wait for a national title for 27 years, Magwanga will join big boys, the finest Kenya’s Scrabble Players in the 10th tournament of the year.
The national grand prix  an event used by Scrabble Kenya to select Kenyan team for next year’s World English-language Scrabble Players Association Championships (WESPAC) next year in Goa, India kicks off on 6th to 7th of October.
But he will face off with top seed player  back to back Kisii and Nyeri winner Nderitu Gitonga Nderitu Gitonga back on top after Kisii Scrabble tourney who won the
Host Ayub Zande said all preparations are complete for the championship and invited players to tour the Kitale museum and Saiwa national park on the sidelines of the tournament
“We are all set for the champions and we inviting top players to attend. The two day event will be full of action with top players taking part in the championships,” said Zande.

Coming from Homabay, Magwanga said he was ready to defend continue with his superlative performnce.

Magwanga ousted Tobias Outi after a gruelling 18 rounds to clinch the title on the final round with 356-436.

“My aim is to extend the winning ways and to get to the top in the qualification log,” said Magwanga.

According to Scrabble Kenya Secretary General Muumbi Muema, top players who competed at the concluded County Assembly Sports Association  (CASA)  and Inter-Bank games are expected to shine.

“Players who competed in the CASA championship (led by champion Livingston Talel of Elgeyo Marakwet) and inter Bank games are expected to debut in the Open championships,” said Muema.

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