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Parliamentary Committee To Raise Alarm On Culprits Behind Sports Funding Crisis

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Football Kenya Federation will not escape the iron rod as they have a date with the Parliamentary Committee on Sports, Culture and Tourism next week in the parliament buildings on the current cash crisis facing them.

Sports Cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed yesterday ordered the return of Harambee Starlets back to camp raising questions on whether the sports ministry has been misusing sports money after the government, through the National Sports Fund, released Sh3.9m to FKF to cover the expenses of the team.

The money is part of a Sh17m budget that the federation had requested from the fund, to go towards the preparation of Harambee Stars CHAN 2020 home and away fixture against Tanzania.

Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and PS Kirimi Kaberia earlier last week faced the committee to clarify and give reasons why the Sports Ministry has not been  funding  national teams, refurbishment and construction of various sporting facilities around the country which seems to be moving at a slow pace.

Football Kenya Federation, Athletics Kenya, Kenya Rugby Union, Kenya Table Tennis Federation and Kenya Hockey Union will appear before the committee and shed light on the challenges they are facing in preparing teams for various international assignments.

Earlier on President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the national government will hence forth fund all national teams ahead of international assignments

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