Kenyan Pauline Cherop Murumba has been named the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) as the best official.
According to the statement released by CAA, Murumba is a dedicated and enthusiastic athletics technician with many years of experience and solid credentials.
“She is always very happy to offer her services to improve the quality of athletics competitions at local, international and continental level. She has participated in the organization of many events, as she has helped to implement and evaluate many athletics competitions and to solve many problems related to the application of technical rules and competitions regulations,” read part of the stamente.
Born in 1970, Murumba is an expert in mentoring officials, dealing with gender issues in sport and the application of technology in various aspects of athletics As an International Technical Official (ITO), on regional level (Africa) since 2002 to date.
“She has extensively contributed in the planning and judging at world events held in Kenya. For example, she was a member of the technical committee and technical director of the 2017 World U18 Athletics Championships. If she was chosen as African Official of the Year 2021 by the CAA because of the very important role she played as a Referee Judge during the 2021 edition of the World U20 Championships organized in Nairobi, a world championship which was a great success,” read part of the statement.
She also supervised the track events in liaison with the relevant ITO of World Athletics and had an important technical responsibility in the organization of the Nairobi Kipkeino Classic for the 2020 and 2021 editions.