Committee’s rot puts Kenya’s legacy at stake

National Judo team's Sammy Kipyego Sang (right) and Levy Kiplagat Sang at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival from 2016 Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Judo Association boss Shadrack Maluki wrote a protest letter to the International Judo Federation on June 22, stating Kenya should have been represented by Wambi Samson who had gone through the qualifying rounds in Kenya and Tunisia and not Levy Kiplagat Sang.
  • Apart from top officials, Nock accredited six people described as administrative staff: Lydia Kamau, Maurine Mutuku, Dorothy Otieno, Peter Ekai Wesley Maritim, Lamech Oriku and Abdullahi Omar.
  • Three government officers, Francis Anyona, Peter Muhiu, and Patrick Nkabu, were accredited to manage finances together with Nock treasurer Fridah Shiroya.
  • The role of Peter Angwenyi, the Media Liaison Officer, is not also clear given that he has not filed any report and does not answer any queries from journalists on the happenings in Rio.

Controversy surrounding the Kenyan team in the Rio Olympics continues to deepen after it emerged that the Kenya Judo Association (KJA) officials had disowned the country’s sole representative at the games. 

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