Cherargei Backs Call to Summon Ababu Namwamba Amidst Athlete Neglect Allegations

CS Ababu Namwamba

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

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei [P/People Daily]

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.”

Ichung’wah’s words underscore the sentiment that ministers should prioritize the welfare and recognition of the sportsmen and women who bring honor to the nation.


He chastised Namwamba for allegedly neglecting responsibilities and indulging in privileges afforded by his position. “You are not made a minister in this country to fly flags in the streets and bulldoze your way through traffic with Subaru escorts,” Ichung’wah asserted.

Furthermore, Ichung’wah pointed out that Namwamba’s actions extend beyond mere oversight, suggesting that the Cabinet Secretary has been traveling with individuals he referred to as “joyriders,” who seemingly lack the competence required for their roles.

This revelation further adds to the frustration of those demanding accountability, as such actions cast a shadow over the hard-won victories of the nation’s athletes.


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