Joshua Ndere

Joshua Ndere Makonjio (27 July 1981[1] – 18 November 2011) was a Kenyan amateur boxer.

Joshua Ndere
Personal information
Full nameJoshua Ndere Makonjio
Born(1981-07-27)27 July 1981
Died18 November 2011(2011-11-18) (aged 30)
Samburu, Kenya


Ndere represented Kenya at African, Commonwealth and World Championship level. As a light heavyweight boxer he was a bronze medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers and 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.[2] He made the second round of the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Due to his military commitments, he missed out on the 2008 Summer Olympics, which he was considered likely to have qualified for.[3]


While driving near Samburu in 2011, Ndere was killed in a head-on crash with an on-coming vehicle. He had just started annual leave and was on the road to Nairobi from his Mombasa base.[3]


  1. ^ "MAKONJIO Joshua Ndere". Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ateka, Samson (3 December 2011). "Kenya: AFABA Boxer Ndere to Be Laid to Rest Today". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b Ayodi, Ayumba (19 November 2011). "Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ndere takes final bow". Daily Nation. Retrieved 26 December 2016.

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