- Together with Ron Harper, the President dribbled a ball competing with him.
- Ruto said professional sports can change the lives of the youth.
President William Ruto on Wednesday showcased his basketball skills at State House Nairobi.
The President met with NBA officials including the five-time NBA champion Ron Harper and former NBA player Micheal Finley.
Together with Ron Harper, the President dribbled a ball competing with him.
Ruto said professional sports can change the lives of the youth.
He said the United States National Basketball Association (NBA) has committed to implementing grassroots programmes that will nurture talent and develop the sport in Kenya.
"It will start with a Junior NBA clinic targeting 70 boys and girls to mark the opening of the NBA’s fifth African office in Nairobi," he said.
The President said that it is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the NBA in September in New York.
Other leaders present included NBA Africa CEO Victor Williams, US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman and Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba.
NBA opened its first office in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday which will see the development of Basketball in Kenya.