CS Ababu Namwamba
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has thrown his weight behind the demand to summon Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba before the National Assembly.
This move is in response to disturbing allegations of mismanagement and neglect towards Kenyan athletes, leaving the nation’s sports representatives feeling undervalued and overlooked.
Cherargei expressed his concerns on social media, echoing Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah’s sentiments, who initially proposed summoning Namwamba.
The core accusation centers around officials within the Sports ministry prioritizing personal interests, particularly relationships, over the needs of the nation’s top sports ambassadors.
The senator highlighted the disturbing claim that ministry officials have accompanied “girlfriends” on overseas trips, while athletes, who bring glory to the country, lack proper recognition and support.
Cherargei passionately articulated his concerns in a tweet, questioning the officials’ actions and calling for accountability.
“How can ministry officials fly first class with their girlfriends to Olympics Budapest, Hungary at the expense of our athletes? Our female athletes being exploited sexually & economically! Parliament must summon CS sports to avert disastrous mismanagement of our sports!”
These allegations have resonated with many, including Kimani Ichung’wah, who expressed disappointment during a House sitting.
Ababu Namwamba Not Celebrating Kenyan Athletes
Ichung’wah criticized the Sports ministry for failing to celebrate and support Kenyan athletes who achieve remarkable international success.
He passionately stated, “To make matters worse they go represent our country out there, they win, come back and not a single minister from the ministry and the minister himself has the decency to receive them at the airport or even to recognize the good work they have done for our country.”