Lucy Wangui – Stone faced ‘judge’ who graced our TV screens

Listen For over three decades, Lucy Wangui played the no-nonsense judge in the long running courtroom comedy-drama Vioja Mahakamani. Her talent and passion reverberated through the screen, earning her a Head of State Commendation in 2009 in addition to numerous acting awards for her brilliant and consistent performance. Every week, the country is served a […]

Rose Tata-Muya

Listen The 1960-born Rose Tata-Muya is a long-retired runner who specialised in the 400m hurdles in her day. As one of Kenya’s most important track trend-setters, she competed in three Olympics, three world championships and three Commonwealth Games, and won medals at the continental level, during her 16-year career that began in 1974. She first […]

Janeth Jepkoskei Busienei

Listen Janeth Jepkoskei Busienei, a middle-distance runner, won the 800m silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She had emerged from obscurity in 2006 to win the 800m gold at the Commonwealth Games before going on to win the African championships over the same distance. Busienei was named Kenyan Sportswoman of the Year in 2006 […]

Tabitha Cherono

Listen Tabitha Cherono has the highest qualification in volleyball refereeing, the International Referee Certificate, making her the first African to attain this and the only female referee with these qualifications. Cherono is the sixth such recognised referee in volleyball and the first ever woman in this field, a major achievement that opened the door for […]

Lornah Kiplagat

Listen Lornah Kiplagat may have acquired Dutch citizenship but her life remains deeply rooted in Kenya, more particularly in the Rift Valley highlands, where some of the best distance runners are born and bred. As the founder of both the High Altitude Training Camp (HATC), which grooms female runners, and the Lornah Kiplagat Foundation, which […]

Conjestina Achieng

Listen Conjestina Achieng was the first African woman to hold the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF) middleweight boxing title and was ranked fifth among top female boxers in the world. After boxing in various amateur fights, she made her victorious professional debut in 2002. She followed this up with some great local wins that were […]

Pamela Jelimo

Listen Pamela Jelimo stormed into athletics history when she won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing at the age of 18 years, making her the youngest Kenyan woman and one of the youngest Kenyans to win an Olympic gold medal. In a blaze of success after the Olympic victory, Jelimo soon after […]

Rose Naliaka – Golfing champion bringing elite sport to disadvantaged girls

Listen Rose Naliaka is a self-taught golfing champion. She is the first and only professional female golfer in Kenya and founder of the Rose Naliaka Foundation and Rose Naliaka Golf Academy that are credited with bringing golf, widely considered the preserve of the affluent and dominated by men, to under-privileged girls. Rose Naliaka has travelled […]