Legei back to reclaim fullbore national title

Four times winner of the Kenya Open fullbore Bisley Championships, Edward Legei is optimistic of making a comeback this year, after a two year absence when this year’s event begins proper on Friday at the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Shooting Range, in Laikipia.

Legei who was last crowned the champion in 2013 while still at the Presidential escort unit (PEU) has been away on work related duties and now he will be representing the National Police Service (NPS) as the Deputy Sub County Commander, Kitui central.

“Since I returned early this year my preparation has been well, but they are so many challenges here in Laikipia, Rain and windy conditions will defiantly be a problem to the new entrants,” Legei told Citizen Digital.

The one-week championship began on Monday in different categories, with the two day full-bore event expected to be the show stopper, where the experience will face still challenge from the upcoming.

“I have been out for some time and the people who were trailing me in points when I left have done very well and won, am doing all I can to catch up,” Legei added.

However he believes the absence of seven-time champion Peter Mathenge and former champion John Serem, will not make it easy for the hopefuls.

“It won’t be easy because of their absence when I left, our current Captain Sanford Otundo was not as good as he is and I believe he is among the favourites.”

Also expected to challenge for this year’s title is defending champion Christopher Saina (GSU) chasing his fifth title and civilian Satinder Sehmi from Kenya Regimen Rifle Club.

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