The 17th edition of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Africa Range Championship came to its final lap on Sunday 9 April 2023 with the Kenya Defence Forces reaping big at the National Gun Owners Association – Kenya Shooting Range in Kirigiti, Kiambu County.
The range competition made its debut in Kenya for a second time and attracted shooters from across the world, civilians as well as disciplined forces.
The Kenya Defence Forces participated in the Enhanced Service Pistol, Combat Carrying Pistol, Carry Optics Pistol and High Military Handgun classifications.
Corporal Paul Ochieng of the Kenya Air Force and Sergeant James Kinyua of the Kenya Army emerged in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in the Carry Optics Pistol division competition.
The Combat Carrying Pistol division saw Corporal Agatha Muchiri exhibiting immense marksmanship emerging position one and followed closely by Senior Sergeant Brenda Ajiambo at position two.
Corporal Irene Nduta emerged as the overall best in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.
The High Military Handgun division competition was topped by Corporal Paul Ochieng.
The International Defensive Pistol Association is the world governing body for the shooting sports, and simulates real-life self-defence situations to test a shooter’s skills.