Mwamba Rugby Club on Thursday announced a new partnership with Avenue Healthcare as healthcare and evacuation partners ahead of the 32nd edition of George Mwangi Kabeberi Sevens set for RFUEA Grounds on May 21-22, 2022.
Avenue Healthcare, boasting of decades of quality medical care, will provide ambulances as well as on-site personnel to deal with emergency cases. The hospital will also provide a medical doctor to support the paramedics and physiotherapists at the event.
Speaking during the unveiling of the deal Dorine Rutere, the hospital’s Business Development & Marketing Manager, said: “Providing outstanding healthcare to the country’s elite sportsmen at Kabeberi 7s is an absolute privilege. This partnership is in line with our ongoing efforts to deliver the best medical services in the region, ensuring seamless evacuation and stabilisation of injuries.”
Mwamba’s Humphrey Kayange welcomed the partnership stating: “We, at Mwamba Rugby, are pleased to announce our new partnership today with one of the leading hospitals in the country, known for providing excellent medical care. This partnership puts our player’s healthcare first, providing them best-in-class medical services throughout the tournament.”
Avenue Group, established in 1976, has grown over the years to become one of the biggest players in the secondary healthcare market with a network of 3 fully-fledged hospitals and 13 primary care clinics. They have well-equipped facilities in Nairobi, Kajiado, Thika, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu offering inpatient and outpatient services.
The George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens, popularly known as the Kabeberi Sevens, 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, Aberdeen Shikoyi, Jimmy Owino and lately Victor Wayodi among others.