KISFF Brand Ambassadors 2020

Tegla Loroupe

Madam Tegla Loroupe is the former World Marathon Record Holder and Globally Acclaimed Peace Ambassador.
She has been appointed Kenya International Sports Film Festival Brand Ambassador for the next two years having succeeded Madam Rose Tata Muya, OGW.

Madam Loroupe is an athlete of local and global renown and holds the World Records for 25 and 30 Kilometres. She ran her first major marathon in New York and won for two consecutive years.
Between 1997 and 1999, she won three world titles in a row over the Half Marathon Distance.

“I am happy to join this festival as the brand ambassador. I have my story and a lot of young sportsmen women have stories however big or small, they need to be encouraged to tell their story and that is what this festival seeks to do,”
Loroupe told Sports Monthly.

She won the Rotterdam Marathon three times between 1997 and 1999. Madam Loroupe, is a seven time Egmond Half Marathon winner and has won the Lisbon Half Marathon a record six times.

This amazing lady has also won the Paris Half Marathon in 1994 and 1998 before winning the London Marathon and Rome City Marathon in 2000.

Madam Tegla Loroupe, was named a United Nations Ambassador of Sport by The Late Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
She is also an International Sports Ambassador for World Athletics.

Through the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation , Madam Loroupe created an annual series of Peace Marathons “Peace through Sports” designed to bring peace to an area plagued by raiding warriors and unending cattle rustling.

The peace run has been held in Kapenguria in her native West Pokot as well as Moroto in Uganda.

In October 2016 Madam Loroupe was awarded United Nations Person of the Year.

Humphrey Kayange

Mister Humphrey Kayange, OGW, is the former Kenya Rugby Sevens Team Captain.
He has been appointed Kenya International Sports Film Festival Brand Ambassador for the next two years and has taken over the mantle from Kenya’s first World Marathon Champion and Seoul Olympics Silver Medalist Mister Douglas Waikiihuri.
Mr. Kayange, holds a Master of Science degree in organic chemistry from the University of Bristol and works as a Laboratory Analyst at Kenya Bureau of Standards.

He is, however better known within local and global sports spheres as having produced some of the best Rugby performances for The Kenya Sevens.

Humphrey Kayange is by any measure, possibly Kenya’s most complete and accomplished Sevens Rugby Player and notably to date the most successful Captain of the Kenya Sevens Rugby Team.

In 2009, Mr. Kayange was nominated as IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2009.
Humphrey comes from a family that has Rugby running firmly through its veins as he is the older brother of IRB Sevens World Series top try scorer Collins Injera a fellow Rugby sensation in his own right and also like his brother Humphrey a recipient of The Kenyan Presidential Order of the Golden Warrior national award.

Mr. Kayange has the distinction of having initially played for the now disbanded Ulinzi RFC and subsequently Mwamba RFC, where he played together with his brother, Collins Injera.

Between the years 2008 and 2010, Humphrey Kayange has led Kenya to three consecutive Safari Sevens titles.