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Prepare for changes, Sonko tells sports department

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko plans to make sweeping changes in his government’s sports department following last Tuesday’s spat at a brain-storming meeting ahead of the forthcoming Governor’s Cup.

Sonko made the remarks in the wake of an altercation which broke out at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports boardroom at the City Hall Annex between Judith Nyangi and former nominated Member of County Assembly (MCA) Leah Mumo.

He said he was concerned about politics which had infiltrated the Nairobi Sports Department to the extent of some of the members sorting out their differences physically.

The county chief is now considering appointing ex-international Dennis Oliech as the chairman of the department to replace Hashim Kamau and former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno as deputy chairman, considering both have sound football background which will be invaluable in tapping inherent talent in Nairobi.

“Football should not be left to politicians and this is why I will make proactive changes in my quest to bring sports standards in Nairobi to the next level.

Don’t be surprised if I pick board members like Oliech to serve as chairman with Musa( Otieno) as his deputy. I believe they have better management skills,” said Sonko.

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