You won’t believe what forced Malkia Strikers out of Kasarani hostels
The Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) has been forced to relocate the national women volleyball team to a private hotel owing to lack of basic amenities at the Kasarani hostels.
KVF’s first vice-chair Martin Makokha told Nairobi News that the team will now put up at the nearby Sports View Hotel, Kasarani.
“We have opted to take the girls to a nearby hotel and are now incurring a Sh50,000 expense to accommodate the team for the next week,” Makokha said.
Separately, Sports Kenya’s Public Relations Officer Rakki Asman confirmed the Kenya Power Company had disconnected power supply to the government owned Kasarani hostels for the past week.
He added that the issue was to be resolved by this weekend.
“The water problem is as a result of power disconnection. The power pumps water to our taps,” said Asman.
Nairobi News understands Sports Kenya is currently in the financial red owing to a growing debtors list, plus lack of adequate funding from the government.
The Malkia Strikers, who are the African champions, had hoped to use the facility for accommodation and meals while in residential camp in readiness to defend their title at the Africa Nations Championship due in Cameroon between October 7-14.
The tournament has attracted 14 teams namely hosts Cameroon, Algeria, Ghana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Botswana, Tunisia, Chad, DR Congo, Kenya, Zambia and Senegal and will act as a qualifier for next year’s Women’s World Championship.
Malkia Strikers captain Mercy Moim however insists that the team is focused on retaining the African title.
The team already has recorded a full house with the likes of Janet Wanja, Noel Murambi, Monica Biama, Violet Makuto and Brackides Agala expected to form a vital cog of coach Japheth Munala’s plans.