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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Owino Magana: 1961-2015

Owino Magana one of the passionate chess players in kenya passed away on 12th Feb 2016, he was 55.
Owino Magana.

From the Star

Friday February 12 was a dark day for chess players as news trickled in of the passing on of Owino Magana. It was as if time had stood still, for barely a month ago, we had a brief phone conversation and I later gathered he had spoken to quite a number of chess players this year. 

From pgonchess 

Friday, 12 February 2016, was a sad day for Kenya’s chess community as news of Ben Magana’s elder brother Owino Magana’s death was announced by John Mukabi via SMS and on Facebook.


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