Closure of sporting activities in the country has angered many Kenyans as various federations are preparing their teams for various world events, starting from the Olympic Games set for July in July.
Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany is one member who raised the issue in the National Assembly during the debate on Tuesday evening.
Kositany called on for the government to lift the suspension of sports after president Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday postponed all sporting activities in the country in the second order of 2021 to curb the spread of coronavirus.
“There comes at a time when both the men’s and women’s national teams are set to prepare for the qualifications of Worldcup and AWCON respectively in June, hence a ban on sporting activities for instance, may have a major impact on their performance” said Kositany.
“We would like the ministry to re-open these sports without much physical contact like our athletes who train, golfers and even footballers. Football is going on in the UK even though they have a massive lockdown.”
“The lockdown regulation was that we stop all sporting activities. We have been told that a healthy person, a person who exercise is more likely to build a better immunity to fight Covid.” The Soy Lawmaker added.