Welcome to Kenya Embassy in Paris Website

Telephone

+ 33 156 62 25 25 

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Closed: Weekend, Kenyan & French Holidays

Address

3 rue Freycinet 
75116 Paris 
Metro 9 Stop: Alma Marceau

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Email
paris@mfa.go.ke

What our customers say about us

Sport is an important element of Kenyan culture. Various indigenous traditional sports have prevailed in Kenyan culture from its earliest history. Some of the traditional games and sports prevalent in Kenya since antiquity have included wrestling, racing exercises, stick fights, hunting (using spears and arrows), board games, bull fights and dances

National sports organization

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts represents the highest organ in structural organization of sports in Kenya. The minister for sports implements policies on sports development, and debates sports bills in parliament.

Collegiate sports organization

Kenya Universities Sports Association is the governing body for Colleges and Universities Sports in Kenya.

Youth sports

The raise of youth sports organizations in Kenya followed the failure physical education in schools. The first youth sport program, Mathare Youth Sports Association was formed in 1987.

Athletics

Athletics (track and field) was one of the two modern sports (together with football) to be formally organized in Kenya. Kenya has regularly produced Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions in various distance events

Track events

Retired Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Kipchoge Keino helped usher in Kenya's ongoing distance dynasty 1970s and was followed by Commonwealth Champion Henry Rono's string of world record performances.

Field events

Julius Yego became the first Kenyan field athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games when he won the javelin title at the 2014 event in Glasgow (fellow Kenyan John Makaya had taken a bronze in the same event forty years earlier at the 1974 Commonwealths in Christchurch).

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