The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports, Ababu Namwamba received a courtesy call from The Tennis Kenya lady’s team. The team will represent the country at the Billie Jean King Cup set for June 12-17. The team paid a courtesy call to Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba. In this meeting, they brief him on the preparation for the upcoming tournament. Tennis Kenya Secretary General Wanjiru Mbugua led the team.
This is the first instance where sports athletes can play Billie Jean Cup in Africa. Kenya has taken responsibility for hosting the event. Additionally, Kenya aims to diversify its sports portfolio ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. CS Namwamba warmly met and interacted with the team of tennis players. He extended his heartfelt best wishes to the team for the upcoming event.
Meanwhile, The CS assured the team that his ministry would continue supporting all sports. The team boasted impressive names, including Kenya’s top tennis talent Angella Okutoyi. Additionally, Kenya’s government is committed to nurturing and marketing skills in line with the ministry’s #TalantaHela initiative.
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports Ababu Namwamba wished the team success in the upcoming tournament. He also called on the team of tennis players to put in a good show. Further, he urged the team to proudly fly the Kenyan flag high.
Meanwhile, SG Wanji said that the tournament was an opportunity to ignite a revolution in women’s tennis across Africa. She stated that the event would serve to empower, celebrate, support to participate and inspire a generation of girls. She also applauded the efforts of the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports in the government of Kenya for his sports revival agenda.
The Tennis Kenya lady’s team will represent their country in the historic first staging of Billie Jean King Cup in Africa.