Mistresses, politicians and joyriders take pride of place as coaches are locked out

What you need to know:

  • Mr Makori warned of a possible repeat of the fiasco witnessed in London where coaches were left behind while joyriders, including girlfriends and bodyguards of team officials, travelled and took the place of coaches.
  • Last Sunday, Kenyans woke up to the shocking news that world javelin champion Julius Yego and athletics coaches, including team chaperone Catherine Ndereba, were stranded at the airport since they did not have tickets.
  • Going by the rates set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, each MP will receive Sh50,000 ($500) per day.

Veteran Nation sports journalist Elias Makori must have had a premonition of the fiasco that lay ahead for Kenyan athletes heading to Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Olympics when he wrote an article in the aftermath of the London Olympics four years ago.


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