Joseph Methu won the 2023 Kenya National Chess Championship, and with it, drove away with a new car (worth 1.3 million KSh). This is the fourth year that a car has been the grand prize. Mehul Gohil has won two (2019, 2022) and Martin Njoroge (2021). The tournament occurred at the splendid Charter Hall at the Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC) in the capital of Nairobi.
The event had over 260 players and got ample coverage. Here is a news report after round five with a few interview:
While Joseph Methu was able to drive away with a new car, WFM Mongeli Sasha won the Women’s section with a prize worth KES100,000