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The SFK is a sports organisation established in 1996 with an aim to promote softball game in Kenya with integrity and fairness to all players.

The SFK runs a softball league series and participates in softball clinics around the country. The softball teams also gets the privileges of participating in international softball games.


Softball and Baseball were introduced in Kenya in the early 90s by a group of Physical Education (PE) Teachers who started playing the sports as a hobby.

In 1992 the PE teachers registered Baseball and Softball as a Federation in 1992 under the leadership of Nahashon Akaranga as the Chairman and Solomon Gacece as the Vice Chairman.

In 1996, the Kenya National Sports Council advised that the two sports be registered and managed separately. Following this directive Softball and Baseball federations were registered separately with baseball being chaired by Solomon Gacece and Softball by Fridah Shiroya. Ms. Shiroya led Softball Kenya Federation until her retirement in 2016.

The first teams to play Softball in Kenya were the National Youth Service (NYS) and Makongeni Softball Team.

Locally it is affiliated to Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC) and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K). Internationally it is affiliated to Africa Baseball and Softball Association (ABSA) and World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC).

The national Softball women’s team has represented Kenya several times in the international arena. In 2005 the team participated in the Africa Olympics qualifiers in Harare Zimbabwe. In 2016 the women’s national team participated in the World Women Softball Championship held in Surrey Canada. On February 8th – 13th 2022, men national teams, that is, under 23 and the seniors had the privilege of representing Kenya in the world cup qualifiers in Pretoria, South Africa. On February 2023, Women National Team, represented Kenya in the world cup qualifiers in Gaborone, Botswana.

Softball Federation of Kenya started a national league in 2009 with 6 Teams. Currently the league has grown to 12 women and 12 men teams with majority coming from various universities around the country. The league is structured in a series format where teams earn points in each series. The teams with the highest points are the crowned winners at the end of the season.

Leadership & Officials

The SFK employs a top- down type of leadership where the president is the head and he’s the one who give orders or any official communications. The next in the hierarchy is vice president (umpiring), vice president (coaching), secretary general, treasurer and assistant treasurer.

Francis Njeru Karugu


Susan Magiri

Vice President - Umpiring

Lewis Tekei

Vice President - Coaching

Hellen Wairimu Ngethe

Secretary General

Pauline Njeru


Stanley Mbuthia Ngata

Assistant Treasurer


Based in Nairobi, the Softball Federation of Kenya (SFK), serves as the National governing body for softball in the country. SFK oversees 12 active premier-level clubs catering to both men and women on a national scale. Additionally, numerous junior teams are situated across all counties in Kenya. These teams collectively form a cohesive national softball sports family, comprising over 5000 athletes nationwide.

University of Eldoret

Infernos Softball Club

Nairobi Wreckers Softball Club

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

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Africa Nazarene University


Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

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National Youth Service – Gilgil, Ruaraka, Yatta


Meru University of Science and Technology

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Technical University of Mombasa


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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Kenyatta University

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Multimedia University of Kenya

Partners & Sponsors

The SFK have come into partnership with four organisations which have helped to promote the growth of softball in Kenya.

Latest News

Keep up with the latest happenings at SFK. We cover league news as well as all Softball related national and international news.

Home Runs and Harmony

Derrick was introduced to the game of baseball in 2013 when he joined high school, and it was a Japanese coach called Toyota who introduced him. He gained experience by playing a lot of games against the Japanese team at that time, and he became the first rookie to hit his first home run in high school against them at Kenya Institute of the Deaf.

Technical University of Mombasa and NYS Softball Teams Bag Titles in Meru

2018/2019 Kenya Softball League: DeKUT Series

WBSC Coaching Clinic in Kenya

ANU Continue with Resurgence as Knights Move Closer to Title