Sports Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Amina Mohamed, was awarded by the Commonwealth Organization for her work in promoting Sports for Development and Peace (SDP) around the world.
Amina, together with two other officials from other countries, were honoured by Secretary General Patricia Scotland, QC in a special award ceremony held in the United Kingdom.
The other two officials were Dame Louise Martin DBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), and Ambassador Deryck Lance Murray, Chairman of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).
“The Commonwealth Secretariat has recognized three outstanding people for their work in promoting Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) across the world.
“A special award ceremony was held at the 10th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting (10CSMM) in honor of the trio, who have all shown exemplary dedication to using sport to improve people’s lives."
Amina was appointed in 2019 to serve the Commonwealth as Chair of the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting.
The organization praised Amina for her commitment to the sports sector despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
“Despite the pandemic, her commitment to the sports sector in the Commonwealth saw her chair the first Commonwealth Sports Ministers forum in 2020. The meeting focused on the impact of the pandemic on the sports sector,” the statement further read.
Amina was also credited for setting an example in sports investment in Kenya, providing a platform for other Commonwealth leaders to learn from.
She was also commended for her leadership in November 2021 when Kenya hosted the first Senior Official Meeting on Accelerating Implementation in SDP in the Commonwealth.