Kenyan Swim Parents and Coaches to Meet About Sex Scandal -- September 10, 2003
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 10. KENYAN swim parents and coaches will meet at the St Austin's Academy, Nairobi, at 6pm today to discuss the recent controversy in swimming and chart the way forward, according to a story in The Nation today.
Official Liz Donde said: "All interested parties should attend because we are not happy with what is going on in the sport and need to chart the way forward."
Last Sunday, the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) banned five Nairobi Amateur Swimming Association (NASA) officials for three years following allegations of misconduct during a recent tour of Zambia.
KSF chairman Ben Ekumbo barred Andrew Nderu (team manager), Job Kania (head coach), Paul Angar assistant coach/swimmer), Lydia Musei (assistant coach) and Suzanne Mwaura (chaperone) from participating in the sport.
Ekumbo announced the penalty after receiving findings of a committee investigating the allegations of misconduct on the part of officials who accompanied a youth squad to Zambia in March.
The investigating committee comprised Joseph Mutune (chairman), Pauline Raburu (secretary), Mary Onyango, Raj Walia, Joseph Maina, Sheila Haria, Dunera Ilako, Njeri Onyango and Joseph Kirima (Kenya National Sports Council).
"Tomorrow's (today's) meeting will be very short and will also prepare the stakeholders for Saturday's NASA annual general meeting," Donde said. The NASA meeting takes place at Consolata from 10 am.