On 9th September 2021, General Officer Commanding, Border Security Command (GOC BSC), Major General Stephen Otieno, presided over the flag handover ceremony for the KDF boxing team heading to Moscow for the fifty eighth edition of the World Military Boxing Championship at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.
Kenya is among 36 countries registered to take part in the competitions of the International Sports Council (CISM), competing among other renowned countries in the field of boxing like Algeria, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Kenyan Flag was handed over to the Chef- de- Mission Colonel Paul Koskei.
Maj Gen Otieno, lauded the team urging them to maintain high standards of discipline and uphold the image of KDF and that of the Country.
Further, he stated that this was an opportunity for them to interact with other military contingents, which will enable sportsmen and women to come together and share the warmth and spirit of brotherhood and friendship through sports.
“I wish to remind you all sportsmen and women that, one of the noble objectives of sports activities is to foster spirit de corps, self-discipline and healthy lifestyle,” he added.
The team comprises of KDF’s renowned boxers including super-weight category Sergeant Fredrick Ramogi, Corporal Fredrick Onyango of heavy weight category, who have both scooped bronze medals at African Military Games in Algeria and All African Games in Morocco respectively.
The championships will run from 16th to 25th September 2021 in Moscow, Russia.