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Sports Law




DATE:            Friday, 7th September 2018

TIME:            8:00am – 4:30pm

VENUE:        Strathmore University, Nairobi

Charges:        Kshs. 10,000 per person


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A workshop for sports players and stakeholders in Kenya. When the sports industry is structured in a well regulated and predictable manner, it will automatically attract investment from sponsors, investors as well as local fans. How can we ensure that the Sports Industry in Kenya exercises corporate governance.

The workshop targets sports coaches, club owners, trainers, investors, sports players and various stakeholders in the Kenyan play field. It aims to create awareness on the legal framework of sports management, foster synergy among the stakeholders and to promote compliance


  1. To emphasize the importance of good corporate governance practice in sports management
  2. To illustrate the link between corporate governance and investment in the industry
  3. To raise awareness on the legal, policy and regulatory framework of sports in Kenya
  4. To raise understanding on the mandate and role of different governing bodies in the sports industry in Kenya








  8:00 – 8:30 am

  Registration and Introduction

  Registration of participants, climate setting, networking.


  8:30 – 9:00 am

  The Importance of Corporate Governance in Sports

  What is Corporate Governance

  Is it necessary and how does it apply to Sports in Kenya


  Corporate Governance

  Expert, ACGAS Ltd

  9:00 – 9:30 am

  Sports Policy in Kenya

  • Brief History of Sports in Kenya
  • Sports Policy
  • Ministerial Powers

  Gerald Gitonga, AG. Commissioner for Sports

  9:30 – 10:00 am

  An overview of the Sports Act

  • Highlighting legal instruments
  • Institutions established by the Sports Act
  • Role of Sports Registrar

  Rose Wasike, Sports Registrar

  10:00 – 10:15 am

  Q & A

  10:15 – 10:30 am

  Tea break

  10:30 – 11:00 am

  Kenya Academy of Sports

   Role, Mandate & Challenges

  Gordon Oluoch, CEO Kenya Academy of Sports

  11:00 – 11:20am

  Business of Sports

   Looking at sports as a business: How to make profit

  Cynthia Mumbo, Sports Connect Africa

  11:20 – 11:40 am

   Investment in Sports

  • The investment opportunity
  • What do sponsors/ investors look for?
  • How viable is investment in sports
  • What are the challenges

   Peter Gacheru, IMG

  11:20 – 11:40 am

   Highlighting the Role of the Sports Disputes Tribunal

  • Role & Powers
  • Successes and challenges
  • Support required from stakeholders

  The Sports Disputes Tribunal

  12:00 – 1:00 pm


  Working towards a Governance Culture: Players, Structures, Transparency & Accountability

  1. Gerald Gitonga, Ag. Commissioner for Sports
  2. Rose Wasike, Sports Registrar
  3. Karugo Gatamah, ACGAS Ltd
  4. John Ohaga, Chair, Sports Disputes Tribunal
  5. Sarah Ochwada, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer/ Lecturer
  6. Cynthia Mumbo, Sports Connect
  7. Peter Gacheru, IMG
  8. Ray Oruo, KCB Bank Ltd

Janet Katisya

  1:00 – 2:00 pm

  Lunch break

  2:00 – 2:30 pm

  Highlighting the

  Role and

  Mandate of the


  Agency of Kenya

  • History of ADAK formation/justification
  • Role, Powers & Mandate
  • Successes and challenges
  • Support required from stakeholders

  Mr. Japhter K. Rugut, EBS, CEO, ADAK

  2:30 – 3:00 pm

  Attracting Investment in Sports

  Role and Responsibilities of Federations in attracting investment in Sports

  Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku, President, Football Kenya Federation

  3:00 – 4:00 pm

  Panel Discussion

   How viable is investment in Sports? Financing, Organization, Infrastructure, Governance and CSR

  1. Elias Makori, Sports Journalist
  2. Mike Rabar, Founder and CEO of Homeboyz Group Kenya
  3. Lucas Marang’a, Kenya Golf Union
  4. Peter Gacheru, IMG
  5. Mr. Japhter K. Rugut, EBS, CEO, ADAK
  6. Francis Gichuki, TYSAfrica

Janet Katisya

  4:00 – 6:00pm

Sponsored by Ganji Payments Ltd.



Karugo Gatama is a Corporate Governance Expert and the C.E.O of Africa Corporate Governance Advisory Services Ltd. He has vast experience in issues dealing with Corporate Governance & Strategic Leadership and has been involved in the creation of the current Corporate Governance guidelines in the public sector. He will be speaking about the Importance and Application of Corporate Governance in Sports.

Gerald Japson Gitonga is the acting Commissioner for Sports and a long serving officer at the Ministry’s Department for Sports. He will be speaking about the Sports Policy in Kenya.

Rose Wasike has been the Registrar of Sports since 2014 and has previous experience as a Deputy Registrar at the Industrial Court of Kenya. She will be presenting an overview of the Sports Regulatory Regime in Kenya while highlighting the legal and policy instruments in place.

Cynthia Mumbo is a career marketer with a bias for sports development. She is the C.E.O and Founder of Sports Connect Africa and has had a long association with Basketball in Kenya holding different positions both as a marketer and manager of the game. She is a certified FIBA Manager and holds Sports Management Certification. She will be speaking about The Business of Sports.

Peter Gacheru is a Communication and Sports Marketing Consultant. He is the current C.E.O of IMG Kenya Ltd. He has many years of experience in Sports Administration & Management and will be speaking about Investment in Sports.

John Morris Ohaga is the Managing Partner at TRIPLEOK LAW Advocates with more than 20 years’ experience in Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation. He is the Chairman of the Sports Disputes Tribunal and will be speaking about the Role of the Sports Disputes Tribunal.

Sarah Ochwada is the Sports & Entertainment Law lecturer at Strathmore Law School and is a founding Partner of KIKAO LAW which specializes in Intellectual Property, Sports Law, Media Law & Entertainment Law. She has worked as a lawyer at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) based in Switzerland and is Legal Counsel for the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK). She is a Panelist on the Discussion about Working towards a Governance Culture: Players, Structures, Transparency and Accountability.

Mr. Japhter K. Rugut has been the C.E.O Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya from 2016 and has a vast experience in Public Administration. He will be speaking about the Role and Mandate of the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.

Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku has been the President of Football Kenya Federation since 2016 and was well known in the football circles even before then. He is also a member of the organizing committee for African Nations Championship (CHAN). He will be speaking about the Role and Responsibilities of Federations in attracting investment in Sports.

How viable is investment in Sports? Financing, Organization, Infrastructure, Governance and CSR

The Panelists:

Elias Makori is currently the Managing Editor (Sports) at the Nation Media Group and has been a journalist at The Standard Group and Nation Media Group for a combined 25 years. He is a member of the IAAF Press and Media Operations Advisory Group and in 2012 was named the World Journalist of the Year by the IAAF.

Myke Rabar is the Founder and CEO of Homeboyz Group Kenya and he also sits on several boards including the Vision 2030 committee, Safaricom/TingaTinga Foundation and the Kenya Rugby Football Union.

Ray Oruo is a Sports Manager at KCB Bank Ltd and has experience of many years in dealing with Sports Sponsorship &Management.

Lucas Marang’a is the newly elected Chairman of the Kenya Golf Union and is also a Director of Kenya Open Golf Ltd. He is an avid entrepreneur.

Francis Gichuki is the co-founder and C.E.O Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA).


Deadline for registration is 4th September 2018

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