Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala at Serena Mountain Lodge on November 13, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESYTourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala at Serena Mountain Lodge on November 13, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Monday embarked on climbing Mount Kenya in a bid to raise awareness of Kenya’s adventure tourism opportunities.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the people who wished the CS success as he started the challenge.

Balala will be accompanied by the 7 Summits Africa team of mountaineers who are on a quest to climb seven African mountain summits with a combined altitude gain of 16,000 metres, back to back in seven weeks.

On his part the CS said that he is ready and all kitted to climb the mountain.

The mission of the 7 Summits Africa team is to boost conservation and communication through tourism.