Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country’s team during the Rio Olympics, sports minister Hassan Wario said on Thursday.
Wario has set up a committee to investigate the misconduct and will report its findings by September 30. The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has also been asked to begin a probe.
“There was alleged mismanagement of the facilitation of our athletes and the entire team Kenya ranging from accommodation and travel mishaps, mishandling of the accreditation of the list of participants to the provision of kits that never reached the athletes,” Wario told a news conference.
“I do hereby disband the National Olympic Committee with immediate effect and transfer their responsibilities to Sports Kenya as the interim custodian.”