The 2015 edition of George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens, popularly known as the Kabeberi Sevens, will be held on September 5th and 6th in Nairobi at RFUEA Grounds.
Kabeberi 7s was first played in 1986 to commemorate the passing away of the charismatic George Mwangi Kabeberi, one of the founding members of the Mwamba club. Over the years, the significance of the tournament has been expanded to honour departed club members, including recently departed Leeroy Okara, Absalom “Bimbo” Mutere, Abedeen Shikoyi, and Jimmy Owino among others.
The Kabeberi Sevens will be the final leg of the National Sevens Series and promises to deliver top class on pitch action and an entertaining carnival-like atmosphere.
“Probably the series winner might have already been known by then, but too many teams will have too many points to prove and we expect high quality field and top class performance,” Mwamba RFC chairman Alvas Onguru added.
Kabeberi Sevens has traditionally been the best-attended tournament in the series, with many Nairobi residents coming to the Kabeberi to watch Kenya’s world-famous Rugby Sevens stars whom they only see on television the rest of the year.
Due to this, the numbers attending the Kabeberi Sevens have increased steadily over the years with the 2013 and 2014 events attracting over 10,000 spectators throughout the weekend.