Kenyan boxers won three silver medals at the 2022 African Boxing Championship (AFBC) that was held in Maputo, Mozambique on September 17, 2022.
Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) boxer Nick Okoth commonly known as “Commander” settled for silver after being whitewashed by Zambian representative Chilata Andrew in the light weight category.
Little known Samuel Wairimu Njau also bagged a silver medal for Kenya. Njau was beaten by Zambian international Sigauque Moz Rugoberto in the featherweight final.
Njau and Okoth were each awarded a prize money of Ksh600,000 for finishing second.
The champions in each of the above categories went home with Ksh1.2 million each.
Elizabeth Andiego was the only Kenyan woman to return from Maputo with a medal.
The 36-year-old who represented Kenya in the 2012 Olympic Games lost to Mardi Khadija of Morocco in the ladies heavyweight category. Similar to Njau and Okoth, Andiego also pocketed Ksh600,000.
Boniface Mogunde who had earlier won a bronze medal for Kenya in the middleweight category received Ksh300,000 for his performance.
A total of eight boxers represented the country in the event that was last staged in 2017. Some of the other boxers who graced the competition include David Karanja, Amina Martha and Shaffi Bakari.
This was a much better performance from Team Kenya since in the last edition, the country only harvested a gold and bronze medal.