In Summary
  • Waithaka Kioni said they have settled on Korir following his splendid job as Chef de Mission for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
  • Kioni said he will now have two deputies including former Kenya Sevens star Humphrey Kayange as Nock treasurer Anthony Kariuki was appointed the Games Finance Officer
  • Kioni said that so far 45 sportsmen and women have qualified including 28 from athletics, Kenya Lionesses rugby sevens team and two swimmers

Athletics Kenya (AK) Executive Committee member Barnaba Korir has been appointed the General Team Manager for Team Kenya for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) second vice-president, Waithaka Kioni said they have settled on Korir following his splendid job as Chef de Mission for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Kioni, who is also the Team Kenya Chef de mission for the 2020 Summer Olympics, also appointed the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) official Winnie Kamau as Korir’s deputy.

At the same time, Kenya Sports Shooting Federation (KSSF) president Shoaib Vayani has also been picked as the second deputy Chef De Mission for the Tokyo Games.

Kioni said he will now have two deputies including former Kenya Sevens star Humphrey Kayange as Nock treasurer Anthony Kariuki was appointed the Games Finance Officer.

Kamau and Vayani are also Nock executive committee members while Kayange is one of athletes’ representatives in Nock executive.

“Korir’s position will be vital considering that the core of the team will be from athletics and considering the hassle he went through (in Gold Coast), we thought it wise to have two deputies to assist me,” said Kioni during a press briefing at Nock headquarters on Monday.

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