Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed’s daughter is among the 32 joyriders who travelled to the United States of America to attend the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
This is at the expense of Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala, who almost missed the competition due to visa issues.
Amina’s daughter Firyal was slotted for the first batch that travelled out on Friday last week and from the photos shared online she seems to be having a good time.
Initially, only 80 people were supposed to travel, but the list increased to 112, causing delays in the issuance of US travel visas to athletes selected to represent the country at the championships.
DCI boss George Kinoti has expressed disappointment after Omanyala almost missed the competitions and said that they are investigating the inclusion of joyriders in the list.
“It is really shocking. This is a shame not to the country but to the whole world. We shall not accept,” Kinoti said.
The Kinoti led agency is set to launch an investigation into claims of bribery and inclusion of joyriders in the team Kenya that travelled out of the country for the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, United States.
According to DCI boss George Kinoti Friday his agency had been called in to investigate alleged inclusion of joyriders to the list of athletes, coaches and technical officers submitted by Athletics Kenya (AK).
“The saga is a shame not to the country but to the whole world, we shall not accept,” Kinoti, while confirming the ongoing investigations.
Kinoti further revealed his team of detectives has since commenced the investigations at the invitation of the Ministry of Sports.
Alleged inflation of the travel list from 80 persons to 112 apparently caused delays in issuance of US travel Visas to athletes.
Africa fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala nearly missed the fete due to the visa saga to participate in the global event.
Omanyala shrugged off a jet-lag to record 10.10 seconds and qualify for the semifinals but has since been knocked out of the competition.