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Sports Hits and Misses Under Uhuru’s Regime



Former President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenya's Shujaa team at statehouse in 2016 (photo courtesy.)

President Uhuru Kenyatta`s term has come to an end bringing an end to a ten-year rule that
has been marked with positive and negative outbursts from sports fanatics

Pundits argue that Kenyatta’s regime overlooked the sports sector and prioritized other dockets that according to them performed poorly.

Quick march backward, the ministry of sports, culture, and heritage was formed under the executive order in 2013 with then embattled CS Hassan Wario embezzling a whooping $490,000 that was to aid in preparations for 2016 Olympics.

Exit Wario, come the ‘Messiah’ Rashid Echesa in 2018. While he was yet to settle in office, president Uhuru Kenyatta replaced him in 2019 with no explanation. Indeed, to borrow some street parlance , ni wizara ya michezo na sarakasi.

Echesa Out , Amina Mohamed called to settle the unknown mess. Amina’s tenure has been mulled with inconsistencies. I at one point questioned, why was he moved from the Education ministry to sports?

All in all, during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure, Shujaa`s rugby seven team  won the HSBC title in
Singapore in 2016 notwithstanding some mishaps that I shall address some day in future

We however shouldn’t forget that Kenya was banned from international football, under Uhuru’s regime, by the world governing body FIFA due to government interference.

Least we also forget, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa is under investigation for
misappropriation of funds.

Dear president William Samoei Ruto, it is the hope of sports enthusiasts in the country that your regime will handle the sports docket with the respect it deserves.


Jesse Brannox
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