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CS Ababu Namwamba speaks after he was accused of neglecting athletes

24th August, 2023

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has denied claims that his office has neglected Kenyan athletes, sportsmen, and women.

Appearing before Parliament on Wednesday, August 23, Namwamba, responding to concerns on neglecting the Special Olympics World Games Kenya team in Berlin, Germany in June this year, said that the Ministry provided over Sh159 million to support the team's preparation and participation in the games.

He also said that thirteen (13) government officials and two ministry officials accompanied the team to Germany.
"Let me confirm to this House that I have been available to receive Kenyan teams and send them off multiple times," said Namwamba.

The Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts CS was responding to questions raised by Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung'wah, who queried about the ministry's role in facilitating the team's travel and accommodation, as well as why the team was not flagged off by the CS or a representative from the ministry.

To which Namwamba responded that he was not in town when the team left for Germany, but that they were fully facilitated.