Ousted Sports committee chair Munyaka defends his record


Ousted Sports committee chair Munyaka defends his record
Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Ousted Sports committee chairman at the National Assembly Victor Munyaka says the ongoing political realignments have derailed his glamorous dreams for sports in the country
  • The Machakos Town MP was among the 16 National Assembly Members from the Jubilee Party who were discharged from their respective parliamentary committees on Wednesday

Ousted Sports committee chairman at the National Assembly Victor Munyaka says the ongoing political realignments have derailed his glamorous dreams for sports in the country.

The Machakos Town MP was among the 16 National Assembly Members from the Jubilee Party who were discharged from their respective parliamentary committees on Wednesday.

However, Munyaka believes the purge came at the expense of the sportsmen and women in the country vowing to actively continue to push his sports agenda outside the committee.

Under his leadership since 2018, the committee has overseen the establishment and the operation of the National Sports Fund (NFS) created to provide a comprehensive approach to financing of the sports sector through the creation of the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund under the Public Finance Management Act.

“When the committee was formed in 2018 it was the most undervalued among all other committees but we have worked tirelessly since then through my leadership and now everybody wants to be a member committee because now its wonderful work has embraced Kenyans.

“We have fought for the creation of the sports fund which if managed well will end incessant financial woes in our sports federations. Through the amendments of the Sports Act, we have engineered the unlocking of billions through the Fund for the management of sport in Kenya,” he told Citizen Digital.

During his tenure, the legislator ensured the committee keep the Sports Ministry on the toes especially on botched stadia projects which have become a prominent highlight of failed campaign promises by the Government in the run-up to the 2017 general elections.

“Nyayo Stadium facility is nearing its completion and the stalled works at Wote Stadium in Makueni have resumed after the facility was allocated Sh350 million and the Sports CS told us it will be finished after four months.

“We have also pushed for the revival of other stalled works of 11 stadiums across the country and the ministry has assured us they will deliver 10 facilities by the end of this year,” Munyaka added.

The legislator added that the ongoing political realignments in the country will push out performing figures in the pretence of Party purge.

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