KESPA was founded in 1990 and its now been 20 years in competitive scrabble. The world championships were started in 1991 with the championship being held every two years, the 1st was in UK, the second in USA, the third in UK the fourth in USA and the fifth in last year was in Malaysia.

As a country, Kenya has had very good rankings in the world championship. In 1995 Kenya was ranked No. 1 in the world. There are 12 or more national competitions in our yearly calendar being held in various cities in the counties such as Nairobi, Machakos, Nakuru, Murang’a, Busia and Eldoret.
Regional championships for Africa are held every year and the worst Kenya has ever been ranked is No. 2, in the East and Central African championship Kenya has always been ranked No. 1 (In this year’s E.A. Championship positions 1-7 were taken up by Kenyans.

We appealing to have this game brought to schools though its already in colleges and Universities such as Kenyatta University which is under training with one of our regional champions David Kangethe. Recently there were regional Inter-varsities at Kenyatta University and the hosts (KU) took the gold.

Scrabble is part recreation and part an extension of education with a build up of English vocabulary.