Kameta doubts Govt doing enough to end BAK chaos


(FILES)Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta, addressing the media at a past function. ...
(FILES)Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta, addressing the media at a past function. He has threatened to sue Sport CS, Dr. Hassan Wario. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • The Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) President John Kameta has blamed the Ministry of Sports for not doing enough to resolve wrangles within the national organisation
  • Warring factions have clashed again with those opposed to the current BAK office having already threatened to split this year’s league and Kameta is questioning the Ministry’s resolve to end the standoff

The Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) President John Kameta has blamed the Ministry of Sports for not doing enough to resolve wrangles within the national organisation.

Warring factions have clashed again with those opposed to the current BAK office having already threatened to split this year’s league and Kameta is questioning the Ministry’s resolve to end the standoff.

Whereas Kameta is of the view that the league should kick off on May 23 in Mwingi, Kitui County, he’s alleging that the other camp is planning to stage the first leg from today in Nakuru.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) all the federations met with the minister of sports (Amina Mohammed) and I raised our problems as the president of BAK but I was not given a concrete solution by the ministry.

This group has persistently interfered with BAK functions and their actions go unchecked yet the current leadership is the one recognized by Registrar of Sports and also the International Boxing Association,” Kameta decried.

In the meeting held at Kasarani, Amina read riot to the federations in the country urging them to fully comply with the Sports Act or face stern consequences while also pointing fingers over the poor manners in which they carry out their mandate, ridden with chaotic tendencies and constant wrangles among the top brass.

During last month’s Kenya Open Championship which served as All African Games and African Championship trials, the two camps held parallel events with Kameta leading his group at the Bamburi Public Beach in Mombasa as the rebelling faction held the event at Charter Hall in Nairobi.

Last year, the boxing league was marred with wrangles putting Kenya at the risk of suspension by the IBA following persistent government interference with Kameta accusing the then Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa for actively trying to split the league by organizing parallel legs against the federation’s calendar.

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