Kenya: Ababu Namwamba meets Sports Federations signs resolution

Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs Sports and Arts in the government of Kenya, Ababu Namwamba, met with the various sports federations of the country on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 

Following the discussions between the parties, the Cabinet secretary and theKenya: Ababu Namwamba interacts with Sports Federations signs resolution representatives and leaders of the sports federations signed a resolution that will guide the mode of engagement with the various sporting federations in Kenya.


As part of the resolutions, the sports federations operational in Kenya agreed to enhance transparency in conducting affairs of the leagues. In addition, the various institutions pledged to focus on talent development from the grassroots to elite levels and to submit authentic requests and documents for funding.

Acting his part as the Cabinet Secretary, Ababu Namwamba

committed the ministry’s support to the federations. The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the art commits to supporting institutions compliant with the Constitution, the Sports Act, 2013 and relevant legislation and regulations.

Further, Cabinet Secretary Namwamba agreed to engage stakeholders on the immediate review of the Sports Act 2013 to reflect the present realities in sports governance and adopt best practices.

In his resolution, Cabinet Secretary Ababu reiterated the ministry’s commitment to engage all federations vigorously in the fight against #DOPING. According to the Cabinet Secretary, Ababu Namwamba

such practices posed a significant threat to the health of sportspersons. 


Additionally, it would seriously damage Kenya’s prestige and image globally, undermining the principle of open and fair competition.

All the federations signed the binding agreement as a show of commitment to the new resolutions.

During the engagement with the various sports federations operating in Kenya, Cabinet Secretary Namwamba urged all the leaders to unite. According to him, the unity of the sporting federations will strengthen the sports industry in Kenya. He urged them to exercise openness in the execution of their functions.

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