Former rugby star Elkeans Musonye made history after being appointed ambassador for World Peace School Sports Day.
Through a statement dated Wednesday, August 3, World Peace School Sports Day announced Musonye as its Sports Ambassador.
His appointment made him the first African to land that lucrative role at the international organization.
Musonye’s role includes lobbying world leaders through various sports activities to support communities in war-torn regions, including Ukraine.
Archive photo of former rugby player Elkeans Musonye in action
“Sport is a powerful tool for promoting peace. It brings people from all parts of the world together, despite their culture, race and religion. It teaches us the value of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect, which promotes social cohesion between individuals” he explained. .
As a Kenya International and WPSSD Ambassador, I am proud to support World Peace School Sports Day in spreading the message of peace and creating opportunities for a better, healthier life around the world,” he added after joining the got a role.
According to the World Peace School Sports Day, Musonye’s nomination was supported by the Kenya Rugby Union.
“Our goal is to enable young people to use sport and physical activity to reaffirm the international values of peace and friendship. By paying a pound per euro or a dollar to participate, they are raising money to help people to help those suffering in the midst of war.
In the coming years, we will continue to promote these values and raise money for people in conflict worldwide,” explains the international organization.
The former Strathmore Leos forward was one of the players to represent the country in the 2017 Hong Kong Cup of Nations.
After a long stint with the national rugby union team, the former Kakamega High School alumni retired.
A photo of the Kenya Sevens Rugby Team lifting President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday 21 April 2016.