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Athletics coaches rejected the Athletics Kenya draft amendments to the constitution

29 April 2016, 22:01 Babake Manuel

Nairobi - Athletics coaches in the country today rejected the Athletics Kenya draft amendments to the constitution saying it failed to capture the strategists’ input.

Speaking in Nyahururu, the chairman of the Kenya Athletics Coaches Association, Francis Mwaniki Kamau said they will go to court to block the proposed amendments to the constitution if they are not listened to.

“Athletics Kenya called us for a meeting in Eldoret during the last weekend meeting and we gave them the coaches input but nothing was captured in this draft”, Mwaniki said.

Already former athletes led by two time Boston marathon winner Moses Tanui, Commonwealth marathon winner John Kelai and the 1991 All Africa Games double medalist Susan Sirma have moved to block the draft amendments proposed for the constitution saying their input was not sought.

Mwaniki termed the meeting the coaches had with AK officials in Eldoret led by First vice president Francis Mutwii and chairman of Youth Barnabas Korir as “waste of money and time if their input will not be included”.

Mwaniki who coaches the Nyahururu based Mfae Athletics Club gave AK 14 days to call a stakeholders meeting to come up with “a agreeable amendments or we go to court”.

The coaches wanted their association to be recognized by the constitution and particularly their involvement in selection of national teams to international assignment and picking of coaches to handle the athletes.

The coaches also wanted the constitution to address the issue of foreign managers and coaches who handle Kenyan runners locally or abroad.

Mwaniki said the tacticians handed the AK a document with 15 issues they wanted the constitution to address but none was captured in the draft circulating in the country.

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