Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports, Ababu Namwamba, attended the official launch of 365 Days to the Paris 2024 Olympics. The event occurred at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, on July 27, 2023. Through this initiative, CS Namwamba wanted to assess the level of preparedness ahead of the Olympics in France.
French Ambassador to Kenya Arnaud Suquet, National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat, and Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei attended the launch event. They were also accompanying several other Olympians of Kenya at the event.
The Cabinet Secretary appreciated all the legends who defined the Country’s Olympics heritage, stating that the Olympics was the pinnacle of Sports on the planet and brought the world together.
During the launch event, Ababu Namwamba got to interact with some legends of the Kenyan sports sector. He further assured that the government is committed to supporting the Olympics qualification journey by providing the necessities.
The CS also thanked the Government of France through Ambassador Arnaud Suquet for the partnership the two countries of France and Kenya had established together in various areas.
On his part, NOCK President Paul Tergat expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports. The ministry has always remained steadfast in support of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya. Accordingly, he thanked CS Namwamba and the ministry for always providing support. Further, he assured the ministry that the Kenyan Olympians were ready for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The Athletics Kenya President, Jackson Tuwei, affirmed that they have selected a team of athletes to represent Kenya in the Paris 2024 Olympics. He added that the teamare all in their training camps.
The Ambassador of France to Kenya, Arnaud Suquet, Said France is ready to host Kenya during next year’s Olympics, stating that the whole world will be watching France and they have nothing less but to give the best.