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NOC-K pick executive officer, chief medic for Tokyo Olympics

Friday February 28 2020

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku (centre) addresses national women's volleyball team players flanked by NOC-K vice presidents Shadrack Maluki (right) and Waithaka Kioni at the Kasarani Stadion Hotel on December 28, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku (centre) addresses national women's volleyball team players flanked by NOC-K vice presidents Shadrack Maluki (right) and Waithaka Kioni at the Kasarani Stadion Hotel on December 28, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has appointed Wangui Kibe the executive officer for Kenya’s delegation to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

NOC-K has also named Carole Akinyi Okoth the Tokyo 2020 chief medical officer. Speaking on behalf of the NOC-K board, acting secretary-general Francis Mutuku said NOC-K is in the process of putting in place all systems in preparation for the July 24 to August 9 Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“The Executive Board’s main vision for these Games is professional management of Team Kenya. The most important resource in achieving this vision is experienced, motivated and competent human resources.”

Wangui is currently a board member at Kenya Rugby Union and has previously held managerial positions in sponsorship, marketing, product development and enterprise marketing at Safaricom PLC.

Akinyi’s main role will be co-ordination and delivery of appropriate medical services to the Kenyan delegation.

“With Kenya being on red alert internationally on doping, she will be at the forefront of co-ordinating doping matters as set out by IOC/NOC-K policies and ensuring compliance by all of Team Kenya,” Mutuku said.

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Akinyi has previously travelled with sports teams to major games globally such as the All Africa Games, Anoca Youth Games, Africa Beach Games, Davis Cup Africa Zone, Africa Youth Games, Africa Deaf Athletics.

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