Kenya Prisons team ordered to leave Egypt


Kenya Prisons team ordered to leave Egypt

In Summary

  • The Government has ordered the immediate repatriation of Kenya Prisons women volleyball team that has been taken prisoners after falling into a cash crunch in Cairo, Egypt
  • The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government accused the team of sneaking out of the country to in a stern statement issued on Thursday

The Government has ordered the immediate repatriation of Kenya Prisons women volleyball team that has been taken prisoners after falling into a cash crunch in Cairo, Egypt.

The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government accused the team of sneaking out of the country to in a stern statement issued on Thursday.

They were bundled out at the preliminary stage of the Women’s African Volleyball Clubs Championship on Wednesday but were set to feature playoff matches.

“The State Department for Correctional Services neither cleared nor financed the team’s travel to Cairo and was surprised to learn of its presence outside the country.

“Given the breach of protocol and the contravention of rules regarding public servants’ travel overseas, the government has immediately organized for their repatriation tonight.

“Whilst the government acknowledges and supports sports as one of the many sources of our national pride, we regret this turn of events, which has caused the people of Kenya undue embarrassment,” the Principal Secretary State Department for Correctional Services, Zeinab Hussein said in withering assessment of the situation.

The five-time African champions finished third in Pool D after an underwhelming campaign and are facing fines by CAVB, the continental governing body should they forfeit their playoff matches as a result.

Their build up to the competition was riddled in travel glitches and only left the country a day before the annual championship kicked off amid claims the ministry had delayed in releasing moneys to fund the trip.

Prisons are current holders of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) title.

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