The Baseball sport was introduced in Kenya by the US marines in 1970 in Bahati estate in Nairobi. Later the in 1997 the Kenya Baseball and Softball Association (KEBSA) was formed however, the association later split to form two enties of baseball and Softball. The Baseball Federation of Kenya (BFK) was registered with the Registrar of Societies, and later as national sports federation under section 47 of the sports Act of 2013. The core activities of the Federation is to spread the sport of baseball to Kenyans in all levels of school and institutions as well as the communities.
We take pride in our presence in 5 out of 8 regions in Kenya. Locally, The Baseball Federation of Kenya is affiliated to Kenya National sports council (KNSC), the Africa Baseball and Softball Association (ABSA), and the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC). The affiliation request with the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK) is ongoing.
The Baseball Federation of Kenya has been assisting institutions and communities to spread the sport nationwide and secure basic equipment, train coaches, officials and administrators as well as organizing competitions at local, national and regional levels to enhance friendship and peace. The Baseball Federation of Kenya works closely with Softball Federation of Kenya especially in the development of baseball5, the new version of urban baseball.
Over the years Baseball Federation of Kenya has organized events at national and regional levels. We mostly rely on friends from countries that play baseball to train coaches for the Kenyan community. We have currently introduced baseball5 in Kenya and we are currently spreading it to schools and communities across the country. We hope to enable the Kenyan child choose from a pool of sports available so that they wouldn’t have to travel Asia, Americas or Europe to learn baseball but rather play and grow locally, and compete internationally.
To use baseball as a tool to galvanize and unite local communities around common interest of friendship and peace.
To develop players and instructors of integrity, with great value for ethics and teamwork while having fun and joy in their sports career.
To Create role models among young people through participating in organized team sports.
To equip coaches, umpires, and scorers to participate in local, regional and international competitions.
The Baseball National Team is ranked No 57 in the world, and 5th in Africa. Kenya is placed in Zone East alongside Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eretria, Somali, Djibouti, Rwanda and Burundi. Kenya has very few baseball fields, at the Meru University of Science and Technology, Lenana School, Nairobi and two more are coming up at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and at the National Youth Service at Gilgil, Nakuru. We look forward to partnering with the county governments to establish more baseball fields to enable children play baseball in a space exclusive for baseball. We call upon all Kenyans residing within and outside the country and all friends and partners of Baseball Kenya to continually support Kenya Baseball Federation so as to help keep the baseball flag high.