President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday handed the national flag to team Kenya for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The President bid the team farewell as Rugby Andrew Amonde received the flag on behalf of the team.
Amonde will captain team Kenya to the delayed summer games.
The President urged the national team to represent the country well by being good brand ambassadors.
Further, the President told the 113 athletes to uplift Kenya’s reputation in the community of nations by being disciplined.
Nevertheless, he asked them to carry themselves with dignity.
Sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed confirmed that the Tokyo-bound athletes are fully kitted for the entire duration .
Citing it was for the first time in the history of Kenya’s participation in the summer games.
However, the much-anticipated games will not have fans attend the venue after Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo over surging coronavirus cases.
The state of emergency will take effect on July 12, 2021, and last till August 22, 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a government meeting.