By Fred Maingi
Sports Cabinet secretary Hon. Ababu Namwamba has urged Sports Federation to toe the line by aligning to the Sports Act 2013.
He said the Government will not associate with Federations that do not align with 2013 Sports Act.
Addresing the media after chairing a well attended Sports Federation meeting at Kasarani, Namwamba averred that the Government will not associate with briefcase federations that don’t ave a functioning secretariat.
“This is a new down. We want to do things differently. I was surprised to hear our Kenya 100 meters Champion Ferdinand Omanyala narrate how he pays Sh200 to train in a day our top sports facilities. Its sounds quite strange for a Kenya flag bearer like Omanyala going deep in his pocket to pay for his training in our major stadium. “noted Namwamba.
” We are going, added the newly appointed Sports chief, to remove such barriers to ensure our Sportsmen train effectively”
“We must follow the law but not the rule of the jungle. We need to be transparent and accountable. We shall not give money to briefcase Federations that are not transparent and accountable” Observed Namwamba.
The meeting was graced by sports registrer Madam Rose Wasike, several Federation presidents that included Athletics Kenya Chairman Rtd Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Paralympic Boss Agnes Oluoch, Charles Nyaberi of Kenya Volleyball Associations (KVA), Paul Otula of Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF),and Emmaculate Karaba of Kenya Netball Federation among others.