The two-day championship was organised by the Japan Kenya Shotorenmei (JKS) which is affiliated with the Kenya Karate Federation (KKF) and will select players to participate in the Dubai International Tournament in Sharjah on January 30. It  attracted players from Nairobi, Nakuru, Mount Kenya University Thika, Mpesa Foundation Thika

JKS senior instructor Peter Ombima said the of 10 men and three women will leave the country two days before the kick-off of the Dubai event so they can acclimatise.  “We have more than 150 participants in this tournament coming from many parts of the country and we expect to select the winners to make the trip to Dubai,” said Ombima.

He thanked Mombasa Maize Millers Limited, Digi Plus, Greenwood Academy, MAFF, Taifa Cable, Legacy and Mpaji Africa for sponsoring the tournament whose winners will walk home with trophies and medals.