President William Ruto has appointed Ababu Namwamba as the new Sports and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary.
Namwamba, who recently held the position of Chief Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is making a return to the position almost a decade later.
Namwamba served as the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs between 2012 and 2013 where he’s greatly remembered for many things, among them, promising to bring his favorite team Arsenal FC to Kenya for a friendly.
Some of the milestones during his one-year reign include the enactment of the Sports Act of 2013, establishment of the National Youth Council and streamlining of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.
His major task will be to bring Kenyan football back to normalcy, spearheading the lifting of the ban imposed in February.