Amina rules out speedy sports resumption
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed yesterday gave a clear indication that sporting activities in the country are unlikely to resume any time soon.
While sympathising with the sports persons especially footballers who have seen all Football Kenya Federation run leagues suspended, Amina said the ministry has no choice other than to strive to ensure containment measures are followed until levels of coronavirus infections go down.
“I am not going to lie. All our efforts are directed towards ensuring levels of infections are down. So we all have a role to play towards that agenda. As a ministry, there is nothing we can do at the moment.
I realise several federations have taken the measures of ensuring the athletes are vaccinated. But, even in our efforts to see sports resume, we should remember this is a presidential directive which we must respect,” said Amina.
The conclusion of the Equator Safari Rally over the weekend was seen as an indication that sports was ready to resume.
The Africa Rally Championships event was a dry run for the June 24-27 World Rally Championships Safari Rally, but Amina was not budging.
“Yes there is hope we shall be able to resume sports but first things first, we must be able to observe all the protocols put in place to boost containment measures,” she said.
The Ministry of Health yesterday the national caseload for the deadly disease is approaching 160,0000 with over 2,650 death registered so far.