Citizen TV’s Okinyi lands IAAF WU20 media role

Citizen TV Sports Editor Mike Okinyi has been appointed as the Media, Broadcasting and Communication Director for the 2020 World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

Okinyi, who will be deputised by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Kenya (SJAK) President Chris Mbaisi, was appointed as part of the Organising Committee that will be chaired by Athletics Kenya President Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei.

The appointments were made by the immediate former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage Rashid Echesa under Gazette Notice Number 1911 before his sacking on Friday.

Former Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) director Michael Rabar was appointed Chief Executive Officer and will be deputized by Mary Mwaki.

Nairobi was picked to host the biennial world championships last year in July on the back of hosting an outstanding final edition of the IAAF World U18 Championships in 2017.

The competition has been scheduled for 7-12 July 2020.


IAAF WU20 Organizing Committee (Secretariat):

Chirman—Gen. Jackson Tuwei

Chief Executive Officer—Michael Agwingi Rabar

Assistant, Chief Executive Officer—Mary Mwaki

Chief Operations Officer—Regina Gachora

Director of Ticket Operations and Knowledge ManagementBarnabas Korir

Assistant Director of Ticket Operations and Knowledge

Management—Maxwell Nyamu

Director, Finance and Administration—Farrah Kasim

Assistant Director, Finance and Administration—David Miano

Director, Legal—Emmanuel K. Gichohi

– Assistant Director, Legal—Christine Mangwana

Director of ICT—Gatwiri Kinya

Assistant Director, ICT—Hesbon Malwenyi

Director, Security and Accreditation-‘-Joseph Kiget

Assistant Director, Security and acreditation—Joseph Chirchir

Director, Protocol—Colonel Matigo Marwanga

Assistant Director, Protocol—Susan Kamau

Director, Technical and Competition—Ibrahim Hussein

Assistant Director, Technical and Competition—Paul Mutwii

Director, Marketing and Commercial—Zaheeda Suleiman

Assistant Director, Marketing and Commercial—Robert

Nyanga’aya –

Director, Media, Broadcasting and Communication—Michael


Assistant Director, Media, Broadcasting and CommunicationChris Mbaisi

Director, Transport —Charles Welangai

Assistant Director, Transport—Vincent Kaduki

Director, Logistics—Douglas Wakihuri

Assistant Director, Logistics—Mohamed Bashir Ibrahim

Director, Medical and Ant-Doping—Jared Nyakiba (Dr.)

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