Story By: Blazers Media

Nairobi, Kenya – 10th April 2023 

It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to Mr. Waithaka Kioni, the President of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF), who passed away on April 9th, 2023. Mr. Kioni was undoubtedly a trailblazer in the development of volleyball in Kenya, Africa, and the World, and his loss will be felt deeply by the entire planetary volleyball community.

Mr. Kioni’s dedication to the sport was unwavering. He worked tirelessly to improve the standard of volleyball in Kenya, and his efforts led to the country’s success on the international stage. He was a visionary leader who understood the power of sports to bring people together and create positive change in society.

Under Mr. Kioni’s leadership, the KVF made great strides in developing the sport at all levels. He was instrumental in establishing training programs for coaches and referees, as well as creating opportunities for young people to participate in volleyball. His passion for the sport was infectious, and he inspired many to take up volleyball and pursue their dreams.

Throughout his tenure as the KVF President, Mr. Kioni worked tirelessly to promote the sport, increase its popularity, and create opportunities for young people to participate in volleyball. He was an exceptional leader who was respected and admired by many. His vision, determination, and commitment to the sport were truly inspiring.

As we mourn his untimely passing on, we must also celebrate his life and legacy. We will always remember him as a visionary leader who had a profound impact on the development of volleyball in Kenya. His contributions to the sport will be felt for years to come, and his memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.

At Trailblazers Volleyball Club, we will endeavor to carry on Mr. Kioni’s legacy of the development of volleyball. The club will continue to work towards the growth and promotion of the sport, creating opportunities for young people to participate, and nurturing the talents of our volleyball players. Mr. Kioni’s spirit and passion for the sport will continue to inspire us as we strive toward achieving his vision for the future of volleyball in Kenya.

As we embark on this journey without him, it is up to us to carry on Mr. Kioni’s legacy of the development of volleyball. Let us honor his memory by redoubling our efforts to promote the sport, inspire the next generation of volleyball players, and ensure that his vision for the growth and development of volleyball in Kenya becomes a reality.

Rest in peace, Mr. Waithaka Kioni. Your legacy lives on.