Olympic Games: Competed in 2016
World Championships: Winners (Singapore Series, 2016); competed in World Rugby Sevens Series (2005-2016)
BSc. in Biochemistry, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (2016); MSc. in Chemistry, University of Bristol (2014)
Principal Research Analyst, Kenya Bureau of Standards, (8 years), Co-Founder, Good Kenyan Foundation (4 years)
Functions in the field of sport
Chair, NOC Athletes’ Commission (4 years); Executive Board Member, Kenya Academy of Sport (3 years); Secretary General, Mwamba Rugby Football Club (2 years)
THE ATHLETES’ VOICE IS IMPORTANT AS IT OFFERS A PLATFORM TO EMPOWER AND INSPIRE
Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election
The AC is the highest decision-making body and being elected to become an athlete representative would offer me a challenging and exciting opportunity. Athletes from smaller or developing nations have several challenges and some are unique to them and hence the need for stronger representation of their issues. Such issues like education and empowerment during their performance on the field of play and to off-field careers need more involvement of athletes’ views.
The fight for antidoping measures and enforcement is a big issue and fighting for a level playing field is something I would like to advocate.
My background in team sports offers me some experience in appreciating that we all need people with various skills, competencies and in a variety of roles to ensure that the focus and the job gets done. I believe in consultation, collaboration and consensus are methods I will use to ensure all athletes are involved and part of the decision-making process.
The IOC AC strategy “All in” resonates with me as united we are stronger as athletes together and should raise our voice as one.
Original version: English
*Results as of 9 September 2019 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme