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Runners threaten Olympic boycott over tax

23 January 2014, 16:49

Eldoret - Local athletes have threatened to boycott the oncoming Olympic Games if the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) maintains its stance to tax them.

The athletes, led by former Boston Marathon champion, Wesley Korir, made a unanimous decision to boycott the Games in a meeting held in Eldoret.

More than 300 athletes attended.

They collectively stated that unless the issue was resolved by way of withdrawing the tax, none of them would participate in the oncoming competitions.

“Unless this matter is resolved no athletes will participate in the oncoming Olympics,” said the athletes in joint press statement read by Korir.

The athletes further stated that they would send a delegation to President Uhuru Kenyatta to seek his guidance in the matter.

The threat to boycott Olympics by the athletes comes just a few days after former women marathon champion, Catherine Ndereba, lamented deductions effected on athletes’ income claiming that they left them with little money which could not sustain their own personal development.

Kenya is renowned worldwide for its splendid performances in long distance races.

– CAJ News


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