About Kennedy Otieno Obuya
A punishing right-hand batsman and efficient wicketkeeper, Kennedy Otieno was an ever-present for Kenya since he made his debut in 1993. His finest hour with the bat came in 1997 when he smashed 144 against Bangladesh, adding a then world-record 225 for the first wicket with Deepak Chuasama. He punished Bangladesh A in 2002, with 146 not out. He was also instrumental as Kenya reached the 2003 World Cup semi-finals. He featured in every game, scoring 60 in KenyaS-B-Cs win against Sri Lanka and blasting 79 against India in a Super Six defeat. His form suffered from a lack of matches, but he spent time in Australia in 2005-06, and even had some coaching from Rod Marsh, and he returned in great form with the bat in Zimbabwe later in that season. But he surprisingly chose to take a club contract in Australia in 2006-07 and so ruled himself out of contention for a place in the World Cup squad, a move which seemed to end his international career, but he subsequently returned although was unable to recreate his former form. His brothers, David and Collins Obuya, also play for KenyaS-B-Cs international side.