Governor Mike Sonko Appoints Dennis Oliech to Nairobi County Sports Committee

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Tuesday nominated ex- Harambee Stars players Dennis Oliech and Musa Otieno to be part of a Nairobi County Sports Committee.

    Assenting to the Nairobi City County Sports Management (Amendment) Bill 2018, the governor stated that the footballers would play a crucial role in overseeing sports development in the county.

    "I’ve also nominated former Harambee Stars players Musa Otieno and Dennis Oliech to be members of the committee.

    "The committee that will comprise of 10 other members will promote and develop sports activities in Nairobi County," he stated.

    Other members include Hashim Kamau, Judith Njagi and Lea Mumo Mate. 

    [caption caption="Mike Sonko assenting to the Nairobi City County Sports Management (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 17/7/2018"][/caption]

    He added the formation of the committee would add value to his administration's plans for the youth in the country.

    “This team, which is composed of Kenyans who played in the international games, will help us develop our own sports locally. We believe that they will share with us their great experience and they will be inspirational to our own youth,” he conveyed.

    Governor Sonko further conveyed that he was working to complete state-of-the-art FIFA standard stadia in Dandora, Ziwani, Woodley, Riruta and Kihumbini estates.

    “Our engineers are already on the ground and work in on progress,” Sonko stated.

    He explained that after the completion of these stadia, he would lobby to have international sporting events be hosted in Nairobi City County.

    He said the UN-Habit placed Nairobi at position four as the best city to invest in, therefore with the completion of these state of the art stadia, more investors are bound to come and invest in Kenya.

    The City Governor added that he would not condone any form of corruption in his administration in the development of these infrastructural project.

    “I’m on the ground supervising the ongoing projects. I want to warn that any of my officials who will be implicated in any scandal in any of my projects, will face the law,” he reiterated.

    [caption caption="Mike Sonko assenting to the Nairobi City County Sports Management (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 17/7/2018"][/caption]


    On her part, Nairobi Sports and Education Executive Janet Ouko stated in other countries where sports has been taken seriously, the majority of the youth have benefitted.

    “We should emulate what other developed countries are doing. A lot of the youth earn huge amount of money through sports, and we believe we can also achieve that,” Ouko stated.