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Five Core Refs Named For Series

A core group of five referees have been selected for this season’s National Sevens Series. The group includes  former Nakuru RFC player Beryl Akinyi who took to officiating close to three years More »


Muamba Lands Rugby Africa Role

Rugby Africa is pleased to confirm the appointment of Johnbosco Muamba as Regional Development Officer for Eastern and Southern Africa. More »


van Heerden To Officiate Elgon Cup Tie

South African Jaco van Heerden will be the man in charge of the Elgon Cup return leg clash between Kenya  and Uganda in Nairobi on Saturday 30 July 2016. More »


Player gets life-time ban from the sport for punching referee

The Manawatu Rugby Union has handed out its heaviest possible sanction to the club player who punched a referee, banning him from the sport for life. More »


Bosco Takes Up T & E Role At Kenya Rugby

World Rugby accredited educator and leading Kenyan match official Johnbosco Muamba (center above) has joined the Kenya Rugby Union on a part time basis as the Training and Education Coordinator. More »

Join Us

By getting to this web page you have taken the first step towards becoming a rugby referee in Kenya! We look forward to helping you start or continue your career as a referee and to continuing your enjoyment of the game. Rugby is immensely popular in Kenya. Join us and help make it a better game for everyone.

Getting Started

Start by contacting the Kenya Rugby Referees Society (KRRS) via an e-mail to

In the e-mail include your contact information (e-mail and telephone numbers) and information about any previous experience as a rugby referee. We’ll be in touch to follow up and get you out on the pitch.

There is the basic requirement for being assigned by the Referees Society to matches:

  • Pass the World Rugby Level 1 Certification Course

The game is growing rapidly in Kenya and we need more referees, so the KRRS and the Kenya Rugby Union will help you with these requirements and any other issues you may have, and once you have completed these requirements you are ready to join the Society and start refereeing!

Join us – we look forward to seeing you on the pitch!