Chess Clubs in Kenya

The following is a list of chess clubs in Kenya ordered by city/town. To add your chess club to these listings, please send details to

Athi River:

Daystar University Chess Club
Location: Athi River (Machakos District)
Contact Person: Karan Christie
Phone: (+254) 0723 210 699

Meets Mondays to Thursdays at 5.30 pm.


Bungoma Chess Club
Location: Bungoma
Chairman/Contact Person: Humphrey Nyongesa (aka Baba Jamari)
Phone: (+254) 0725 002 181/0725 169 749
Postal Address: P. O. Box 25, Bungoma, Kenya
Facebook Page:

Meets on Sundays at 3 pm. Seniors meet at Westgate Inn (near the air strip). Juniors meet at Marrel Academy.


Kabete Cares Chess Club
Location: King’eero, Lower Kabete (Kiambu District)
Contact Person: Moses Kwereba/George Kinuthia
Phone: (+254) 0725 042 992/0721 244 553
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Meets twice a week at King’eero Primary School.


Kisumu Chess Club
Location: Kisumu
Contact Person: Andrew Owili/Ronald
Phone: (+254) 0727 880 881/0729 222 116
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Meets on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm at United Shopping Mall (close to Tusky’s Supermarket), Gumbi Road.


Mombasa Chess Club
Location: Mombasa
Contact Person: Philip Mwashe
Phone: (+254) 0720 269 386
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Aluta Chess Club
Location: Nairobi
Chairman/Contact Person: John Mukabi
Phone: (+254) 0721 653 040, 0733 797 610
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Meets daily from 6 pm at Kenya Motor Sports Club (behind Kenya Bureau of Standards), Red Cross Road, Nairobi West, Nairobi.

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Kenya Poly Chess Club
Location: Nairobi
Contact Person: Armon Sein
Phone: (+254) 0716399178

Meets Mondays to Fridays from 5 to 8 pm at The Kenya Polytechnic University College, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi.

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Kenyatta University (KU) Chess Club
Location: Nairobi
Contact Person: Victor Hongo/Rehema Maria
Phone: (+254) 0724 219 422/0720 941 135
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Nairobi Chess Club (NCC)
Location: Nairobi
Chairman/Contact Person: Kim Bhari
Phone: (+254) 0733 733 092
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Membership Fee: KES 1,500 per year (Gold Membership) or KES 600 per year (Silver Membership)

Meets on Saturdays at 2.30 pm at the Goan Gymkhana, Ngara Road (near Museum roundabout), Nairobi.

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Strathmore Chess Club
Location: Nairobi
Chairman/Contact Person: Titus Mwangi
Phone: (+254) 0750 297 870
Postal Address: P. O. Box 59857, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Meets on Thursdays at 3 pm and Fridays at 2 pm in Room B (Phase One) at Strathmore University, Keri Road, Nairobi.

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University of Nairobi Chess Club
Location: Nairobi
Chairman/Contact Person: James Muchai
Phone: (+254) 0720 813 761
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Meets on Saturdays 2 pm onwards at ADD Building, UoN main campus, Nairobi.

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Westlands Chess Club (WeCC)
Location: Nairobi
President/Contact Person: Paras Gudka
Phone: (+254) 0705 662 705
Postal Address: P. O. Box 244, Nairobi 00623, Kenya
Facebook Page:
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Membership Fee:

  • Annual (full) – KES 2,400/1,800 (Seniors/Juniors)
  • Half-yearly – KES 1,800/1,450 (Seniors/Juniors)
  • Quarterly – KES 1,200/950 (Seniors/Juniors)
  • Monthly – KES 500/400 (Seniors/Juniors)
  • Daily – KES 100/80 (Seniors/Juniors)

Meets on Saturdays from 2 to 6 pm at Coffee World (Slush), Corner Plaza, Parklands Road, Westlands, Nairobi.


Egerton University Chess Club
Location: Egerton, Njoro
Captain/Chairman: Emmanuel Wafula
Contact Person: Edward Oluoch
Phone: (+254) 0718 723 683, 0726 082 897

Contact the captain or the contact person on the numbers above for time and venue of club meetings.

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Yasha Mission Academy Chess Club
Location: Egerton, Njoro
Contact Person: Wildia
Phone: (+254) 0722 374 007

Meets on Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 3 to 6 pm in the library.


Kimathi University Chess Club
Location: Nyeri
Contact Person: Patrick Muchiri
Phone: (+254) 0727 676 016


Thika Chess Club
Location: Thika
Contact Person: Samuel Kiiru
Phone: (+254) 0722 280 651

Meets on some weekdays and Saturdays from 6 pm at Coconut Grill Restaurant, Kenyatta Highway, Thika.


  • Faith Lukosi

    I am in Kajiado and I would like to join a club. which club is the nearest?

  • 4u2discuss

    Hi, greetings and salutations to all.

    I have a problem that needs your help. I need to establish the where abouts of a Mr. Wilhelm Goert Boonzaier during the time period 1948 to 1058. Mr Boonzaier was born in 1919 and died in 1979.

    Mr Boonzaier was a chess champion for the old South West Africa now called Namibia.

    Mr. Boonzaier was also a big game hunter who hunted in kenya.

    could you please inform me If your chess club has any record of Mr. Boonzaier visiting your club and playing against your club champion during the late 1940’s through to 1960’s

    If your chess club is new, could you please ask around and find older chess clubs who might be able to shed some light on Mr. Boonzaiers movements during the late 1940’s through to 1960.

    Your help will be appreciated as we are busy tracing the history of a very special chess set that was hand carved from elephant Ivory and Rhino horn by a group of gun bearers after a hunting incident where Mr. Boonzaier shot a charging buffalo which died at the feet of his chief gun bearer who was also a tribal elder.

    It is alleged that this incident took place in 1952 / 1953 and we are trying to find paper work that can corroborate this story.

    I will be sending  an email to all chess clubs in Kenya looking for these records. any help is appreciated.

    send email to chess-set@info4u:disqus for further information.

  • Nelly

    is there a malindi chess club, please help i cant find 1….

  • Hillary Masinza

    kenya poly chess club think is just on paper because i have been there severally and nothing seems to happen infact chess is a new vocabulary in this place

    • Wambuiwahome

      Hillary, Poly Chess Club is very much in existence.The team even participates in tournaments. Better yet they even have lady players!….try calling Armon the captain,(0716399178) they probably changed the venue.
      Look forward to seeing you at Tourneys Hillary Masinza.

      • steve ngufu

        hae wamboh! do you recommend non-kenyapoly students?

  • Hnyongesa

    I cannot see Bungoma chess club