About The Kenya National Paralympic Committee

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Kenya National Paralympic Committee Executive Front row (from left) Jane Ndenga (Committee Member), Lena Marita (Treasurer), Bhaveet Chudasama (Vice president), Doris Nyagor (Committee Member), Caleb Odiyo (Committee Member) Back row (from left) Stanley Mutuma (Secretary General), Silas Opanga (Committee Member), Hannah Ngendo (Women Representative), Ronald Milare (President), Denis Muga (Committee Member) Sospeter Maina (Committee Member)

In 1989, the Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) was established. We are a founder member of the International Paralympic Committee – IPC.

We were established as the umbrella body to govern and coordinate disability sports in Kenya.

The Kenyan National Paralympic Committee’s mission is to provide an enabling environment to tap and nurture sports talents from grass root to international levels, both for recreation and as an agent for personal, social and economic growth.

KNPC is dedicated to:

▪ Ensuring athletes are able to pursue, excel and showcase their talents and abilities;

▪ Acting in the best interests of the athletes;

▪ Providing leadership in the advancement of the Paralympic Movement; and

▪ Fairness, equity and opportunity.

Inspiring Athletes; Inspiring Kenyans

Kenya’s involvement in disability sport goes back to early 1970’s. Since competing in the fourth Paralympic Games in Heidelberg Germany in 1972, Kenya has won 49 Paralympic medals including 19 gold medals.

Kenyan Paralympic athletes currently compete in fourteen (14) of the 22 Paralympic sport disciplines including sports such as para-athletics, para rowing, para taekwondo, para swimming, powerlifting, para shooting, para cycling, wheelchair tennis among others.

We are getting ready for the greatest show on Earth- the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games! And we want your organisation to be part of the excitement and preparations.

The Paris 2024 Games will be an amazing festival of sport, culture, friendship and much, much more. Together, we will see the very best athletes in every sport – the fastest runners, the highest jumpers, the quickest swimmers and furthest throwers.

We are looking forward to seeing approximately 25 to 30 Paralympic athletes compete in five disciplines where we have very strong gold medal potentials.