The oath is taken and the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya is none other than H.E Dr William Samoei Ruto and despite of all the political differences before and after the August General Elections, it is now a mandate of every Kenyan to rally behind the Kenya Kwanza Government for the best of our nation.
Meanwhile, the new head of state has already made a bold move to lower the cost of living for the Citizens with him announcing the decrease of fertilizer prices right from a whooping sum of 6,500/= to 3500/= and thus showing his dedication to save the country from food crisis that has been facing it’s people over the past few months.
In addition, President Ruto announced the reverting of the Mombasa Port, a move which has been welcomed by majority of Kenyans especially the Mombasa residents who without a doubt have regained job opportunities.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how the new head of state handles the football crisis that has been facing the country over the past few months with the national team getting banned from participating in the international games by the world football governing body, FIFA.
Moreover, the temporary Transitional Committee installed by now former CS of Sports Amina Mohammed has failed to deliver to it’s mandate with the Kenyan Sports facing a potential collapse and even seeing a delay in the resumption of the new FKF Premier League season.
Football giants, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards lost their sponsorship deals with Betsafe just few months ago, taking us back to 2017 when South African Broadcaster, SuperSport withdrew it’s broadcasting rights to Kenya Premier League.
In the meantime, our Athletic Champion, Ferdinand Omanyala couldn’t get his Visa issues sorted early enough for him to participate in the Oregon Athletic Championship held back in July and hence, showing a massive weakness in the Sports Ministry.
And therefore, one of the issues that Kenyans are eagerly waiting to be sorted out by the new administration is the Sports Cabinet and the potential revival of our Kenyan football, the return of Gor Mahia, Ulinzi Stars, Nairobi City Stars and AFC Leopards rivalry as well as the rise of Harambee Stars.
The Kenyan citizens are hoping for a top appointment in the Sports Ministry and a former football star or a sports love wouldn’t be a bad idea. McDonald Mariga, Fred Arocho, Carroll Radul among others have all been tipped for the docket. However, it still remains to be seen who President William Ruto will hand over the baton to steer our Sports to greater heights.