The World Aquatics Executive Committee has lifted the ban it had slapped on the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF), Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has confirmed.

In 2019, KSF was suspended by the global body after it failed to meet the deadline for elections. After the Kenyan federation failed to hold elections by October 30, 2022, WA banned the country from taking part in international competitions.

The ban has now been lifted following the elections that were held a few days ago.

Namwamba welcomed the move by the World Aquatics that will pave the way for Kenya to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

“Great day for Kenyan swimming as World Aquatics lifts the long-standing suspension of Kenya Aquatics imposed in 2019.

The CS promised to revitalise the game after it had been banned for over two years now.

“The government of Kenya, through the Sports Ministry, is committed to revitalising and growing swimming alongside all sports disciplines in the country.

By Fred Odanga Azelwa.