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Amina sets up committee for resumption of sports

Tuesday June 30 2020
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Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addresses journalists at Nyayo National Stadium on June 25, 2020 when she was distributing foodstuffs to athletes. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By DAVID KWALIMWA

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has appointed an Advisory Committee that will draw up protocols and advice on the resumption of sports activities in the country.

The 25-member committee will be chaired by Sports Chief Administrative Secretary Hassan Noor Hassan.

It will engage all key stakeholders including sports organisations and collect views on ideal protocols to be put in place before resumption of sports activities.

"Members are expected to recommend protocols that should be applied ahead of the permitting resumption of sports, review and make recommendations on any other matter that may affect resumption of sporting activities," explained Mohamed.

Others committee members include Sports Kenya Director General Pius Metto, Rose Wachuka who is the policy advisor in the Ministry of Sports, Agnes Oluoch, the President of the Paralympic Committee of Kenya, Rose Wasike who is the Registrar of Sports, Francis Mutuku the National Olympic Committee of Kenya Secretary, Tusker FC team doctor Wycliffe Makanga and Nation Media Group Editor Elias Makori.

Makori, who has served for 12 years as member of the World Athletics Press Commission, was also recently picked by World Athletics as Africa's representative to sit in a focus group of a dozen international journalists drawn from various continents who are currently working on protocols for Post Covid-19 operations. The group is focusing on World Athletics series events run by Monaco based World Athletics, formerly referred to International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

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Sports activities have been paralysed in the country since the coronavirus struck in March this year, leading to a government ban on all public gatherings coupled with a directive from Mohamed announcing the closure of all public sports facilities in the country.

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