Kenya safe to hold sporting tournaments after CECAFA success

Written By: Buckley Fedha


Kenya missed out on a chance to host the Africa Nations championships CHAN, next year due to lack of standard facilities.

Doubts were then raised on whether the country could indeed host the CECAFA senior challenge Cup, this time not because of lack of standard facilities but the security situation in the country at the time due to presidential repeat election.

Those doubts led to the pulling out of Zimbabwe from the competition that has since kicked off in two venues, Machakos and Bukhungu.

But with eight foreign teams travelling to Kenya for the championship and with the event already underway without a scare, it is evident that security is guaranteed and not just in the two venues but in the whole country.

More evidence that the country has no security concern is emphasized by moving the semi-final matches of the tournament to the Moi Stadium in the lake side city of Kisumu, a place that was hit hard by violence during this year’s presidential elections.

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The CECAFA senior challenge is already one week old and no incident of insecurity has been witnessed; and in a few words, Kenya is indeed safe to host the CECAFA challenge cup or any other sporting tournament for that matter now and in the future.

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