Kenya is set to host the IAAF World Athletics U20 Championships in 2020.
The International sports body says Nairobi’s candidacy was formally endorsed by the IAAF Council.
The IAAF in a statement said Kenya demonstrated its readiness after successfully hosting the U18 edition last year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on his Twitter page thanked the sports body, saying Kenya is ready to charm the World.
The 2017 event which took place in July was praised by the IAAF President Sebastian Coe who termed the competitions impressive and the standards very high.