Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has promised that Kenya Premier League (KPL) players will be pocketing kshs 10,000 monthly to cushion in this coronavirus pandemic.
Amina has announced that she has approved kshs 20 million as COVID-19 Stimulus package from Sports Fund
“We have agreed that we are starting with KPL because we know the difficulty they are going through. After verification, we have come up with a final list of those footballers suffering the most. We will begin with them and continue rolling out the program for the next 15 days while taking stock,” Amina said on Tuesday.
“We will begin with KPL players because of the distress they are going through and then continue from there. We have a verified list. Previously we had a list with exaggerated numbers before we verified and got the real numbers,” she added.
The Sports Fund has so far given Sh50 million to the Sports stimulus, adding on to an earlier Sh30 million handed to the Ministry.
Amina has also stated that from next week, they will begin distributing food packages to more sportsmen in distress.
“I am appealing to all corporates to come out and support our sportsmen and women. They bring pride to our country and we will be happy if more companies and well wishers come out to contribute to support our athletes so that they come out of this pandemic stronger doing what they do best,” she stated.