President Uhuru Kenyatta today has lifted the suspension of all sporting activities in the country.
A month ago, the present suspended all sporting events due to the biting coronavirus pandemic but on the Labour Day celebrations at Statehouse, Nairobi, Uhuru announced that the terms will be reviewed by the ministry of Health.
The announcement by the head of state was a huge relief for sportsmen who are preparing for various sporting events across the world especially the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
“The resumption of sporting activities shall be guided by the regulations to be issued by Ministry of Health jointly with the Ministry of Sports,” said the president.
All sporting activities were halted countrywide and even after the vaccination of more than 4,500 sportsmen by the Ministry of Sports, hope of resumption were slowed with CS Amina Mohamed saying the issue was out of her hands.
Most of the leagues had already gathered momentum by the time the President announced the new measures, despite strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, which will also still be in place when sports resumes.
Only a selected few were allowed back to train, with the Ministry giving preference to teams preparing for national assignments and the Olympics.