President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the national team representing Kenya in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics to represent the country well by being good brand ambassadors.
While addressing the team at State House where he handed the national flag to Team Kenya, the President told the 113 athletes to uplift Kenya's reputation in the community by being disciplined and carrying themselves with dignity.
"I ask you to be great ambassadors of our country. I expect you to work hard and together as Team Kenya towards building a stronger sporting sector and to bring glory to your country which I believe thereafter will inspire and nurture those who come in future," said President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta reiterated the Government's commitment to the development of sports in the country saying that the sector promotes the values of hard work and service to the nation.
He went on to assure them of continued Government support throughout the games.
(Team Kenya 2020 Olympics at State House, Nairobi.)
"On my behalf and on behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, I wish each and every one of you success as you head to Tokyo. We all look forward to welcoming you back home to celebrate your win at the 2020 Olympics," he said.
Team Kenya will be captained by rugby player Andrew Amonde who received the flag on behalf of the team from President Kenyatta.
Sports CS Amina Mohamed announced that for the first time in the history of Kenya's participation in the Summer Games, the Tokyo-bound athletes are fully kitted for the entire duration of the Olympics.
The Sports CS informed the Head of State that the country's 2020 Olympics team had undergone a rigorous selection process and exuded confidence of good results.
"This is an accomplishment which, we hope, will promote the team’s morale and enhance our image on the global stage," CS Amina said.