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Ababu asks officials to obey security of tenure

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has asked sports officials who have overstayed in office to honarably obey their security of tenure.

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Sports was speaking in reaction to many sports officials who have overstayed in office despite being there for many decades.

“Some of you were in office when Daniel Moi was president; they were there when Mwai Kibaki was in power, they were still in office during the reign of Uhuru Kenyatta and are still in leadership this time around when William Ruto is president and I am sure they are planning to say goodbye to Ruto as they remain in office,” he added.

The CS further warned sports federations in the country to comply with the Sports Act or face the full wrath of the law.

Ababu Namwamba further attributed the officials’ long stay in office to their constant communications with sports international bodies like FIFA.

The CS revealed that even the government is in constant contact with respective global federations to ensure compliance with Kenyan laws.

“I usually talk to your international bodies. I talk to Fifa, World Aquatics, and the others. Don’t think you are the only ones talking to them and I have made it clear to most of them that sports in Kenya are big, sports in Kenya are important and we have told them to help us so that sports in Kenya can be run properly.”

The review of the Sports Policy (2002) and Sports Act (2013) has started with the changes expected to be ready in July for discussion in Parliament.
He further asked those officials (whom he didn’t mention by names) to honarably toe the line and obey the laws of the land.

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