A B2B marketer by day and a sports enthusiast afterwards, Richard works as at a leading Business School in East Africa. Holding brief too as an editorial consultant and sports marketer. He contributed for the blog, www.sportskenya.blogspot.com as well as other online and Kenyan publications. He's also a market researcher and budding photographer.
Latest posts by Richard Wanjohi
Harassment of woman referee at Rwandan football match highlights challenges for women officials
Women referees in football, who have been making history while officiating the biggest sport, have not had it easy in delivering their calls. Will they change the face of refereeing?
How Tanzanian boxer Karim Mandonga hyped the sport back into the hearts of Kenyans
A darling to the media for his quips, Mandonga's tactics are reminiscent of the legendary Muhammed Ali — arguably one of the greatest boxers and sportspersons of our time. Ali started hyping his fights after turning professional in 1963 as he prepared to face Sonny Liston.
How Morocco’s Atlas Lions made history at the 2022 World Cup
Morocco's national football team, the Atlas Lions, was the first African and Arab country ever to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
How football and politics are intertwined in a polarized post-election Brazil
The relationship of many Brazilians with their national team has been one to ponder and continues as Selecao enter the Qatar FIFA World Cup season
South Sudan's men's basketball team on the cusp of FIBA World Cup history
South Sudan's basketball is flourishing amidst challenges in sports infrastructure and its local league.
World Cup theme songs through the ages
World Cup Theme Songs: A Sneak Peek into the Past to the Present
Meet the Kenyan women trailblazing tennis and rally driving in Africa
While Kenya is best known for its amazing runners, these young Kenyan athletes are scoring major victories in non-traditional sports
Kenya's controversial Expressway speeds past budget while displacing thousands
In a city where walking is the default means of transport for many who cannot afford public transport, the majority of Kenyans can’t afford to use the new road.
Meet the African women athletes making an impact in international basketball leagues
Odada joins a bevy of other African basketball players who are making an impact in the American-based professional league for women.
Powerful protest songs from Kenya and South Africa
Over the years, artists around the African continent have used music to challenge governmental and military oppression. In Kenya and South Africa, protest songs were a key tool for liberation.
Banned songs from Nigeria and Uganda which represent the voices of the people
These banned songs from popular groups and musicians, though initially accepted by the authorities, ended up being sanctioned and/or banned altogether.
World sports bodies express concern about Kenya's Copyright Bill
Coalition of global sports bodies wrote a letter to the Kenyan government expressing concern about Copyright Amendment Bill, noting it may make sports content less accessible.
Who are the African athletes competing at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
Though the majority of states on the African continent have little to no snow, creating a challenging environment for Winter Olympic traini, African athletes are rising to the challenge.
Why Beijing’s artificial snow at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is stirring controversy
The Winter Olympic Games start in Beijing, on February 4: For the first time, all of the snow at the Games will be entirely man-made.
Enda, Kenya’s first running shoe brand hopes to make it big in the global sports scene
Enda, which means "Go!" in Swahili, wants to give Adidas, Nike, and Puma a run for their money among elite and recreational runners globally.
COP26: Kenyan sports personalities call for decisive action to combat the climate crisis
In November, over 50 Olympians and Paralympians called on world leaders to deliver climate action during the COP26 in Glasgow in a video campaign titled ‘Dear Leaders of the World’
Deaths of three Kenyan athletes puts focus on mental health and gender-based violence
Kenya has lost close to 45 million US dollars in revenue from sports since March 2020 due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. This has exacerbated the mental health of athletes.
FIBA Women's Afrobasketball tournament continues in Cameroon amidst sexual abuse scandal
Reports allege that coaches and Malian Basketball Federation (FMBB) officials for Mali's under-18 and under-19 national teams sexually harassed, abused, and assaulted dozens of teenage players since 1999.
Athletes’ mental health is neglected in post-Olympic phase, new study finds
With the Olympic Games and the Paralympics both over, there have been concerns about what the fame and spotlight does to athletes post-Games.
Namibian female sprinters are victorious at World Under-20 Athletics Championship amidst bans over discriminatory tests
In April 2021, the World Athletics introduced new rules for female classification which banned four athletes — all from Africa — from participating in the 800m race.
Naomi Osaka's French Open and Wimbledon withdrawals highlights athletes’ mental health
The pandemic exacerbated concerns around mental health among sports personalities. A number of high-profile athletes have been open about their pressures and mental health challenges associates with their sports.