Durban team travel pushed to Tuesday

Mike Mokamba (154) of KDF receives the baton from Charles Wamwea (R) in the 4x100m ...
Mike Mokamba (154) of KDF receives the baton from Charles Wamwea (R) in the 4x100m men relay during the National Championships/African Championship Trials held at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on May 27/05/2016. KDF team won the race. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

The national track and field team for the 20th CAA Africa Senior Championships failed to depart for Durban, South Africa on Monday morning as scheduled over what Athletics Kenya (AK) termed as ‘travel hitches’.

AK President, Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei told Citizen Digital the team failed to take off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as planned due to problems in ticketing and connections from Johannesburg to Durban.

“There was a bit of a problem with the air tickets. They are being sorted out so that they travel tomorrow (Tuesday). They are supposed to travel in two groups, one at 7:55am(+3GMT) and early afternoon, 12:55pm.

“The problem is connection for Durban to Johannesburg; even today (Monday) that is what happened. We are working with the Ministry to put them in one flight,” the AK chief explained.

Consequently, the team remained in their Safaricom Stadium camp in Kasarani ahead of the Durban Senior Championships that start on Wednesday.

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