As taekwondo gained in prominence and popularily in Kenya in the 80's, Kenya Power and Lighting saw the need to include
taekwondo as one oif the sporting events it would sponsor.
The company embarked on a massive recruitment drive for some of the best taekwondo players fresh from School. These young
players then joined the Kenya Power and Lighting Training School for formal training in various trades. During the training
period, these young players went on to produce excellent results in local championships.
Some of the students went on to represent Kenya as members of the Kenya National team. These included Partrick Ngana,
now taekwondo Head coach in the company, Henry Bwire now in the United Kingdom, Crispin Gachuhi now a Senior manager with
the company and instructor in one of the stations, and Peter Wameyo, among many others.
Once they graduated, the students were posted to other stations where they established new clubs. These clubs included
Nairobi Stima, Coast Stima, Mvuke, Naivasha, Eldoret Stima, Nyanza Stima and North Rift Stima. Other students established
clubs outside the Kenya Power and Training School.
The company not only fully supports these clubs but regularly holds Inter Unit championships and demonstrations. The
company continues to be a major employer of taekwondo players and sponsors those still in school who turn out for the