Team work makes the dream work
To become the leading Baseball Federation in Africa that manages baseball professionally, passionately, and joyfully while developing baseball leaders for the next generation.
To develop, implement and strengthen programs that enhance growth of baseball in Kenya.
1. To improve the standards of both competitive and recreational baseball 2. To strengthen baseball associations at the branch level 3. To grow the membership of baseball nationally 4. To develop coaches, umpires, and scorers for local and international tournaments. 5. To enhance baseball development through improved infrastructural capacity.
The regions brings together all the teams playing baseball in the western Kenya region with activities majorly centralized in Migori. The Migori region has been playing Baseball for over 10 years and has contributed players to the National team
The region brings together the teams from National Youth Service - Yatta, Meru University, Emali, and Loitoktok
This regions comprise teams drawn from the coast of Kenya currently including: Zzollah from Rabai in Kilifi, Grandsons of Abraham from Kikambala Kilifi, and White Heroes from Bomu Mombasa.
This regions includes the teams from Elburgon, National Youth Service Gilgil, Shah Lalji Nakuru, Bomet, Egerton University, University of Eldoret.
The Metropolitan region brings together the clubs and teams in Nairobi and its environs. Some of these include: Olympics baseball team, The Maasailand baseball academy, JKUAT, National Youth Service - HQ, Kabete Cares among others.
Mr. Titus Mutwiri is a Medical scientist, and a lecturer at Kenya Methodist University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a Professional mentor and vice-chair at Kamilimu, a structured mentorship programme for university students in Tech. He also serves as member of Sports and Sustainability commision of the National Olympics committee of Kenya (NOC-K). He played baseball from age 13 at Meru School and his love for the sport has grown for over twenty five years and now prides in influencing the growth of the sport at national and continental level.
BFK Vice President
Mr. Dedan Kariuki is a Physical Education tutor, trained in Sports Management both in Kenya & USA. He joined Kenya YMCA at the age of 13 years where he learnt all sorts of games and took leadership roles through local and International participation. Dedan worked as a Physical Education Director with YMCA- Kenya for a period of 10 years specializing in Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer and Triathlon. He later joined SOS Technical Institute as the head for a period of 5 years. He formed” Sports for All Agent” an organization that promoted sports in the slums of Kibera for a period of 4 years.
Rachel Baraza is a Parental Empowerment facilitator with over 20 years of experience. She holds a diploma in Secretarial studies from the now Technical University of Kenya. Rachel serves as a board member at Olympic High School, a P.T.A member at Olympic Primary School, Saint Elizabeth High School and Red Rose Academy. Rachel is the Chairperson of Building a Network of Peace (B-NEP), Chairlady in Kibera Peace and Reconciliation Network (KIPRENET). She serves as treasurer in many organizations including Baseball Federation of Kenya
Mr Patrick Ndunda is a long serving high school teacher and sports tutor. He is a WBSC trained umpire and helps in umpiring international games.
NYS HQ, Gilgil, Yatta
The National Youth Services Baseball club was started by coaches and umpires from the United States and Canada in 2001 under the leadership of coach Susan Magiri, coach Salamba senior and coach Anyaswa. The NYS baseball club is based in Nairobi County and is devoted to improving the standards of baseball in Kenya. The NYS clubs has participated in various competition including local and international tournaments. The NYS team has both male and female players and are committed to developing and growing baseball across National Youth Service camps in Kenya. The team has more than 30 members and associates The teams’ most memorably game was 2017 Baseball 4 Africa tournament, hosted by Leanna School –Nairobi County. The team won four matches straight to lift the cup. The team manager is Susan Magiri, the coaches are Gedion Chelimo and Goeffrey Asila, Inspector Nyataki and Many other coaches from many NYS centers across the country
The Alice in Africa Baseball Club was founded in 2010 in the town of Elburgon, Molo Sub-County, Nakuru County. It is a program of service to youth. Our goal is to provide children of all ages with an enjoyable baseball experience, which includes learning the basic skills of baseball, teaching and instructing youth in the rules of baseball, promoting teamwork, and developing skills necessary to play youth baseball safely. The organization aims to instil the values of sportsmanship, discipline and competition in youth and to provide lifelong habits of accountability, responsibility, exercise, and health in youth.
South Rockies baseball club was started in 2/8/2019. It is a Baseball club based in South Rift Valley of Kenya in Bomet County. The South Rockies Baseball team are a group of youths and juniors greatly interested in playing baseball. We are a family aiming for greater achievements in Baseball and Baseball5. We have experienced trainers in the group with skills, knowledge and exposure in professional baseball and Baseball5. We have a group of young, talented and enthusiastic juniors group, with close support in their career of professional sporting they will reach greater heights and map their positions in the growth of Baseball/Baseball5. We have top training program at Shamira grounds where players and coaches meet to train and play. The club consist of 22 players, among whom 15 of them are Under 15 yrs of age. The club is headed by Mitei Denis and Eli Kiprono as the manager and coach respectively and Emmanuel Kiptoo as the captain.
In March, 2010, Missionary Thomas Wilson aka “Tom”, of Chicago in the USA, through Hands on Africa Mission, held a one week workshop on the basic skills of Baseball for Primary School heads, games teachers and community members from each of the eight (8) hitherto selected primary schools in Suna East Sub-County, Migori County. Authority had earlier been sought from and granted by the Ministry of Education Headquarters to allow Hands on Africa Mission to introduce and operationalize Baseball and Softball in the initial eight (8) primary schools within the Mission’s area of jurisdiction in Migori. Their main goal was to expose the children and the community at large, to the excitement and pleasure of playing base and softball as they get evangelized.
This club was started in Dec 2021 and has over 90 players that comprise learners from the Nakeel Primary School, The Nakeel Boys High School and Nkaimurunya Secondary School, and the neighboring schools.
The Kabete cares was started by Geroge Kinuthia as a club to support the kids of Kimabu and its environs learn play and excel in the sport of baseball
This club was started by the Federation in year 2020 upon its visit to the coastal county of Kilifi to enhance the spread of the sport in the region. The club prides of many players under 15 and under 18 years and also a womens baseball that has participated in a number of competitions
The club was started through the influence of little league Kenya. It has now grown to a big club with over 60 players both boys and girls and has participated in all many tournaments across the country
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It’s a great honour to be part of the Umpiring team of the Baseball Federation of Kenya. BFK has done provided opportunities to equip the umpiring department although a lot more needs to be done. In the last three years BFK has organised two umpiring trainings, one facilitated by the Baseball 4 Africa, and another one organised by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC). Currently we have over 10 trained umpires in Kenya who can referee matches professionally. They include Umpires Patrick Ndunda, Morris Thuku, George Kinuthia, Naomi Muratha, John Mbugua and Caleb Malel. During the 2019 Baseball Olympic pre- qualifiers held at Lenana School all these received immense training under the instruction of Paul Bokern of WBSC umpiring commission.
Interest in scoring baseball game was developed in both Jacinta and David way back in 2010 when Thomas Wilson (Tom) introduced the game in Migori County but he was the only one who could record the scores during games. The basic dynamics of the game were still very raw to us then. In March 2012, Migori hosted Nairobi Giants and Meru Baseball teams for a three day 15U and 17U teams tournament. Jacinta and David participated as Tournament Scorers at this level very successfully with trophies being awarded to winning teams. In December 2014, Jacinta and David alongside other scorers from Uganda and Tanzania, attended the first formal Baseball Scoring Workshop facilitated by Ms. Lessly Cook from the South Africa Baseball Scoring Commission. It went for one week and at the end, Level 1 Scoring Accreditation Certificates were awarded to both Jacinta and David.
The Baseball Federation of Kenya has held many coaching programmes across the country. There is a continuous endeavor to keep growing the number of skillful coaches who can continue influencing the development of the sport. The Japan Africa Baseball and Softball (J-ABS) Foundation is among the first cooperation agreements that Baseball Federation of Kenya (BFK) has signed and many more will be done to ensure that the country has enough coaches to spread the the sports of Baseball and Baseball5