Caption: The old junks that are supposed to spearhead Kenya’s sporting agenda, including former Sports PS James Waweru who stole Kshs. 500 Million using the Kenya House project.
Members of the Kalenjin community who are the key athletes and would largely be the biggest casualties should Kenya be banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency are crying foul over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s and his Deputy William Ruto’s callous manner with which they are handling this case.
On focus is the fact that President Uhuru has dispatched two members from the pastrolist community to discuss weightly matters that will have a longterm effect on Kalenjins.
President Kenyatta in his characteristic emphy-rhetoric signed a faulty bills with much pomp and hype at Statehouse, largely living up to his King of PR title, whilst Solicitor General Njee Muturi together with Sports CS Hassan Wario had made alterations that weren’t conforming with WADA requirements.
Whilst WADA doesn’t want any Government official represented in the local agency, Njee Muturi and Hassan Wario cheekily sneaked in amendments to include Government officials, as if that would have gone unnoticed. They seem to imagine that the mediocrity they run the Kenya Government with is the same nonsense on a global stage.
Because of how Jubilee mandarins were able to bulldoze the International Criminal Court (ICC) into dismissing their charges, Kenyan officials have developed an arrogance on the level of flirting with an athletics ban.
Matters are further compounded by the fact that President Kenyatta and DP Ruto have submitted the fate of the Kalenjin community, to two members of the pastrolist community Hassan Wario and Amina Mohammed who have been scrambled to quickly dash to Canada and rectify what should have been completed months ago.
“Do you see us attending Pastrolist conferences on behalf of the Northerners?” a Kalenjin asked. “Why is Uhuru trying to insult our intelligence? What interest does the President have in Kenya being banned by WADA?” he posed.
In 2002, it will be remembered that Kenya was banned from hosting the prestigious Safari Rally by FIA, after the Government failed to pay a measly Kshs. 1.5 Million affiliation fee. President Uhuru Kenyatta was by then an influential cabinet member in the Moi regime, and he was privy to all these details, yet he oversaw Kenya’s exit from the world rallying platform.
Safari Rally gave Kenya a lot of publicity and foreign investment as the television footage would capture the beauty and splendour of the country, concurrent with the racing cars. Losing it was a big blow to Kenya.
And almost 15 years later, President Uhuru has flirted with a doping ban, whilst being cheered on by his Deputy who hails from the community that lives and benefits from Athletics.
These are two individuals who care less about the plight of ordinary Kenyans because their main interest is power, not the well-being of citizens. Reason why members of the Kalenjin community feel insulted by Jubilee for dispatching two members of the pastrolist community, who know no value of athletics to the country and can afford to play around with people’s livelihoods.
Other than a few forward thinking Kalenjins who can detect the implications of a ban on their community, many like blogger Abraham Mutai together with journalists from Kass FM are still campaigning for DP Ruto, oblivious to the catastrophe that’s facing them, should the ban be effected.
Other officials like DP Ruto’s pointman and NYS thief Kipchumba Murkomen are busy being engaged in porn scandals , whilst the future of their community has been conceded to two pastrolists who have little or no interest in Athletics and sports in general.
They claim they are “youthful” leaders but these are just power-hungry crooks, out only to fill their pockets with looted taxpayer money.
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