Kagwe dashes hopes of immediate resumption of sports

Kagwe dashes hopes of immediate resumption of sports

(In the event we allow sports to restart) You will see some people instead of isolating themselves, you spot them in the sports areas contacting themselves. As much as we sympathise with our athletes, we have no choice other than to keep the containment measures at least until we come down to a level that is understandable."

Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe has dashed hopes of an immediate resumption to sporting activites in the country following last month's directive that among other things suspended sporting events. 

Kagwe is quoted in the Daily Nation saying, " There is a lot of pressure on the government to open up the sports industry but such a decision must be led by facts and science, but not feelings.We know ourselves better. (In the event we allow sports to restart) You will see some people instead of isolating themselves, you spot them in the sports areas contacting themselves. As much as we sympathise with our athletes, we have no choice other than to keep the containment measures at least until we come down to a level that is understandable."

His comments come against the backdrop of the recent vaccination of sports people which offered a ray of hope. It also comes at a time when Kenyan sports activities were picking up, with federations and teams ensuring compliance to the laid down COVID19 mitigation protocols. 

It remains to be seen whether this directive will hamper the preparation of national teams for upcoming assignments being hosted locally and abroad such as the Safari Rally, the World U20 Athletic Championship, Olympic Games, Rugby Barthes Cup and Rugby World Cup qualifiers all happening in the next couple of months. 

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