Carl Frampton visits Mukuru Boxing Club at end of Kenya charity mission

Carl Frampton in Kenya
Carl Frampton with some of the children supported by Irish charity Trócaire who he met during his visit to Kenya. Photo: Twitter/MTKGlobal

Boxer Carl Frampton rounded off his trip to Kenya with a visit to Mukuru Boxing Club in Nairobi on Thursday.

Belfast’s two-weight champion arrived with his wife Christine in the east-African country last Tuesday, to raise awareness of Irish charity Trócaire’s #UntilLoveConquersFear appeal which is hoping to raise over £1million.

On their first full day in Kenya, the Framptons flew to Turkana region to visit a food distribution centre, a health centre for mothers and their babies and an exploited children’s centre.

Tweeting about children he met during his visit, Carl said: “The kids here never stop smiling no matter what the situation. They’re full of joy and positivity.”

Before returning home, Carl and his wife visited the boxing club in Mukuru, which is one of the biggest slums in Nairobi and home to an estimated 700,000 people. Mukuru is an example of the poverty-stricken regions Trócaire are hoping to help.

Carl took part in a pads session with Eric, the local head coach, and met some of the children who train at the local club.

To support Trócaire’s Christmas charity appeal & #UntilLoveConquersAll campaign, please visit their website.