Former UK High Commissioner joins victorious Kenya 7’s team in London

Christian Turner with Kenya 7s
Christian Turner joins the victorious Kenya 7's team in London. Photo: Twitter/CTurnerFCO

On Sunday, former UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Doctor Christian Turner, joined the victorious Kenya 7’s team in London.

The Kenyan team bagged the Shield title at the rugby competition held at Twickenham after beating Russia 31-7.

It was a double celebration for the team as Collins Injera extended his HSBC World Sevens Series all-time scoring record to 235 after making history on Saturday when he grounded his 231st five-pointer in Shujaa’s 12-29 loss to France in their final Pool C clash.

He added four more on Day 2 of the 10th and final round of the 2015/16 season, but his team failed to achieve its target of 100 points to beat its record tally of 99 set in the 2013/13 campaign.

The 7’s season ended with the team in 7th place, one ahead of England, with Scotland in 10th place and Wales just behind them in 12th.

As well as Injera’s record breaking scoring record, this season the team also won their first ever cup title, winning the Singapore 7’s with a 30-7 victory over Fiji in the final of the competition to capture their first World Series event.

This success sees Kenya join the growing list of contenders for the Olympic gold medal in Rio.