After the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the country,sports federations were left with no choice other than to shelve their activities indefinitely
Below are some of the statements from various federations;
“Following the Ministry of Health confirmation of a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Nairobi, the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), calls upon its affiliates and the sports fraternity in general to adhere to the Government’s prescribed steps in containing the virus.NOC-K is calling upon its member organizations to suspend public sporting activities in line with the GOK’s position and heed to the latest directions of the Ministry of Health on a range of topics from travel, personal hygiene and holding public events,” read part of the statement from NOCK’s Secretary General Francis Mutuku
“The KHF National League and activities have been suspended until further notice. This follows the directive by the government on corona. This applies to all other handball activities in the country,” said the Kenya Handball Federation.
“Following the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Kenya and the directive from the Minister of Health, we hereby call off all scheduled matches until further notice.We urge you to stay safe and follow the public health advise in all situations,” a statement from KHU read.
“In view of the latest announcement by the Cabinet Secretary,Ministry of Health on the first confirmed coronavirus in the country the forthcoming National league/tournament scheduled for the last weekend of this month in Kisumu has be postponed indefinitely,” said a statement signed by KVF’s president Waithaka Kioni