Kenya finishes with a win at London 7s

KQ pledges its continued support for Kenyan rugby

RugbyThe Kenya Rugby Sevens team, sponsored by Kenya Airways, wrapped up the 2014/15 World Rugby Sevens Series by winning the Bowl at the London Sevens, beating Argentina 26-12 in the final.

The win at Twickenham Stadium saw them collect eight points, giving them an overall tally of 46 and a respectable 13th place finish in the standings. The team will now focus on the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers in November.

During the London event Kenya’s Collins Injera scored his 200th World Rugby Sevens Series try, and he is now third on the tournament’s all-time highest scorer list, while Billy Odhiambo emerged as the joint top scorer for the London leg.

KQ Africa Marketing Manager Jacque Muhati congratulated the squad and reaffirmed Kenya Airways’ support for Kenyan rugby during the team reception hosted by the airline at Nairobi’s Ole-Sereni Hotel.

She said: “At Kenya Airways we take huge pride in the Kenya National Sevens Rugby team. Not only for being effective ambassadors of the KQ brand but also for emerging as a key platform for marketing Kenya, in addition to raising the profile of the sport in this country and beyond.

“As we prepare for next season, I would like to pledge our continued support for the team. We take it upon ourselves to expand our possibilities and nurture the talents in this sport.”

Flights to Liberia & Sierra Leone resume
Kenya Airways has recommenced flying to Monrovia, Liberia and Free Town, Sierra Leone, from its Nairobi hub. The move follows the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s decision to lift the suspension on persons who had visited Liberia following the Ebola outbreak, which was initiated in August 2014.  KQ’s CEO and Group Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze said: “The airline in consultation with the Ministry of Health has constantly assessed the situation and is pleased with the latest development.” Kenya Airways would like to thank its loyal passengers who have been patient during this period and looks forward to serving you on board. The airline had previously relaunched operations between Accra (Ghana) and Monrovia on 29 March.