The Director of Criminal Investigations Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) emerged tops as the Best Law Enforcement Pistol Shooting Team in Africa as the country played host to the International Defence Pistol Association (IDPA) African championship for the first time.
Anti Terrorism Police Unit become the best law enforcement pistol shooting Team in Africa in the competition that brought together 200 shooters from Africa and other countries including Spain, Switzerland among other select European nations.
Kenyan shooters were drawn from the KDF, Kenya Police, Prison, among other security agencies and civilians.
The competitions were further classified into different Divisions of Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Service Stock Pistol (SSP) and Pistol Carbine Caliber (PCC) while tiers were Masters, Experts, Sharpshooter, Marksman and Novice.
The DCI – ATPU emerged the overall winners of the competition, taking home nine trophies. GSU’s RECCE company scooped the second position with six trophies, prisons came in third with four trophies while Kenya Police clinched position four with three trophies.
Sammy Onyango, the DCI-ATPU lead instructor successfully defended his title as he was crowned the overall ESP Master winner.
In the divisional categories, Chief Inspector Alvince Osura won the PCC Marksman category. Police constable Mike Kiptanui earned the second position in the ESP Expert tier. ESP Sharpshooter category winner went to John Asanju while the second position was taken by Police Constable Aden Barrow.
The 2021 International Defence Pistol Association (IDPA) African championship Kickstarted on 4th September 2021 at the Kirigiti range.
It was the first time for the Championship, now in its 15th edition, to be held outside South Africa.