Omanyala bashed online for defending the government over visa woes
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have taken offence with sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala for absolving the government over the visa hitch that delayed his travel plans to the US for the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
This after Omanyala on Friday asked Kenyans to stop blaming the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohammed for the incident.
“Like I said, there is no one to blame for my visa delay. We all as athletes went for visa interviews to the embassy. After that I was sent supplementary questions that needed clarification. But on Thursday, a day before my race, my visa was not out. In fact the Ministry of Sports through CS Amb. Amina was instrumental in my visa being granted once the issue was raised,” Omanyala wrote on his social media accounts.
But Kenyans online are hearing none of it. Here are some of their reactions:
Omanyala is disrespecting KOT by defending the ministry of sports,Even our own GOAT kipchoge doesn’t defend the Kenyan government.
— Manoti (@MwendiaJnr) July 22, 2022
Mmelilia uyo Omanyala last week yote mkitusi government calling out their incompetence lafu son aka pull a "you don't know him like I do" on y'all naisha bana
— D3nnis (@Zuxanki) July 22, 2022
You see Omanyala however much you protect the government and the ministry they are down bad and you know that.
There are several instances of Kenyan sports men and women in different sport categories suffering outthere. They don't care you cannot change it but advocate 4 better
— D.U.D.E (@1960dude) July 22, 2022
.@moscakenya your Communication director is doing you no favors. What matters to us is that Omanyala should have been in Oregon early. He wasn't. So stop starting fights with him over bureaucratic detail. We don't care, and it doesn't help your case.https://t.co/mt7HALZalH
— #LandIsNotProperty Mwalimu Wandia (@wmnjoya) July 22, 2022
Hii same country ndio yenye Conjestina alikuwa. Omanyala should really be careful.
— Pioche🚢⚓ (@OwichBrio) July 22, 2022
What Omanyala is doing to KOT after they defended him pic.twitter.com/BG2FxdZ3xz
— JUSTOO (@aldaitweep_) July 22, 2022
Once again, Omanyala should learn something from Eliud Kipchoge.
— Rodgers Kipembe Mpuru (@RodgersKipembe) July 22, 2022
Omanyala, you are a hero already, don't try to be hero to those elites. They failed you man, it's written on the wall.
— No Bliss (@Fort_Carter) July 22, 2022
We tulia DCI ifanye Kazi yake.
— Edwin Ajowi Washington (@AjowiEdwin) July 22, 2022