Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed has been elected to the World Motor Sport Council.

In a meeting held on Friday, the council voted for Amina Mohammed to join the agency which is part of the International Automobile Federation (FIA)

According to FIA President Jean Todt, the election of Amb Amina Mohammed is in line with the federation’s gender drive.

“Amina Mohamed, Minister for Sports, Heritage and Culture of Kenya, elected as a new member of the World Motor Sport Council. A great asset for @FIA advancing gender equality and diversity,” Jean Todt tweeted.

CS Mohammed welcome her election, noting that it was a milestone for Kenyan sporting activities.

“This recognition is not an individual one, but collectively represents Kenya’s and Africa’s ambition to get more involved in the management of global sport which will, in turn, translate to development of sport on the continent, in general.

“I would like to thank His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta for the support he has accorded sport, and his particular interest in ensuring the successful return of the iconic Safari Rally into the World Rally Championship calendar,” she said as quoted by Nation.

Amina Loses WTO Race

Amina’s election comes only two days after she was dropped from the WTO Director General vacancy final round of voting.

During the last round of voting, two candidates; Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee made it to the final round.

Both finalists are women, meaning that the WTO will have a new female Director General for the first time in its history.