- Ministry of Sports formed an advisory Committee meant to set aside protocols to be followed for the resumption of sporting activities in Kenya and it is expected to hand over the report to CS Amina Mohammed.
Hassan Noor Hassan, Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry, chairs the committee. Other members of the committee include two officials from the Ministry of Health, representatives from various federations and experts’ other ministries.
While the report was expected to be handed to the CS today, Amina disclosed that the delay was caused by the need to reach out to more sports stakeholders.
Amina gave a summary on the components of the report majorly details on how to resume sporting activities in the country which were suspended on March when Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus case.
“I am expecting the report to come out on Monday, I was actually expecting it on Friday (today) but we must engage all stakeholders. The idea is to see how we can open up within the guidelines of the Ministry of Health but at the same time be able to enjoy and participate in sports,” Amina said.
“The report will tell us how many people can engage in these events, how many people can be invited to the stadium, how many support staff will be so that we have sanitizers and even hand washing points.” The CS added.
The committee collected a detailed opinion from sportspeople as well as support personnel using questionnaires.
One a side note, Amina also expressed concern about the Kenyan athletes may miss out on travelling to European countries to compete in races following the travel ban to Schengen states.
“We have had discussion with European Union and we have an assurance that they are going to treat this case as exception and I don’t think that is going to be a big issue at all,” she said