Team Kenya was invited under the auspices of the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is the chairman of the African Union.
• The team arrives today after the one-week long event ended yesterday. Kenya won gold in 400m boys, 800m in both genders and a further two in the 1500m in both categories
Special Olympics Kenya team won five individual gold medals in the inaugural Special Olympics Pan African games in Cairo, Egypt.
The team arrives on Saturday after the one-week event ended on Friday. Kenya won gold in boys’ 400m as well as 800m and 1,500m for both boys and girls. The team also scooped bronze in the 4x100m relay as well as football.
Kenya fielded a team of 14 athletes in football, athletics, bocce and basketball.
Team Kenya was invited under the auspices of the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is the chairman of the African Union. Over 1,000 athletes from 47 countries took part in the event.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The platform enables them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families without forgetting the community.
The Special Olympics mission movement was founded in 1968. It strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success.
The athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment of the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.