Balala conquers Mt. Kenya after successfully reaching Lenana summit

The government hope to use the expedition to promote and develop hiking and mountaineering as a fun activity in the country.

Balala today successfully reached the third highest summit of Mt. Kenya signaling the end of his mission.

The minister began his ascent of Mt. Kenya on Monday morning with the 7 Summits Africa team of mountaineers accompanying him and providing logistical support in a bid to raise awareness of Kenya’s adventure tourism offering while profiling the mountain as a favourable tourist destination.

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya  and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.

The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)).

Balala who is also the chair of the UN World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa becomes one of the few public officials in the country who have climbed Mt. Kenya.

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