• The games officially kicked off on Saturday at Buntwani waterfront park, in Malindi.
• We are delighted to see such widespread interest in the games.
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya is thrilled to host the first-ever Kenya Beach Games, secretary general Francis Mutuku has said.
The games officially kicked off on Saturday at Buntwani Waterfront Park, in Malindi.
The two-day championship ends on Sunday.
The event features a diverse array of sports including taekwondo, sprint rowing, individual kata/karate, boxing, dhow racing, aquathlon, judo, ajua, open water swimming and surfing.
Highlights include the aquathlon 3x3, basketball under the floodlights and the first-ever ITF World ranking beach tennis tournament.
"We are thrilled to host the first-ever beach games and we couldn't be more excited about the range of sports and events on offer," Mutuku said.
"From traditional sports like boxing and judo to unique events like dhow racing and ajua, there's truly something for everyone at this year's games," he added.
The Kenya beach games are a major milestone for the sport in Kenya. "We are delighted to see such widespread interest in the games. We hope that this event will help to put Kenya on the map as a top destination for beach sports and tourism," Mutuku highlighted.
With over 800 athletes from around the country participating, the beach games promise to be a unique and exciting event for sports fans and enthusiasts.