Long serving sports admnistrator and Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) treasurer Peter Orero has backed the Cabinet Secretary for sports Dr Amina Mohamed in her quest to restore sanity in sports activities in the country.
The immediate former principal of Dagoreti high school while speaking on Touchline on KBC sister channel Y254 said the current government crackdown on errand federations is timely and should be supported by all local sports stakeholders.
“I must laud CS Amina for her timely interventions to save what looked like an ailing situation of our sports.No any other sports minister had the guts to do what she is doing in terms of injecting professionalism and restoring order in this massive sector.Any sane thinking sports official should join the train and help government’s mission to push compliance of Sports Act 2013 so that operations of the game is in conformity with the law” he said
The former chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) seeking to get elected Kibra Member of Parliament in the upcoming General Elections noted he will introduce proper sports legislation on the floor of the house should he win August contest.
The sports avid fan who started his teaching practice in Upper Hill School, before being posted to Kamukunji High is credited to have mentored various footballers including former national team Harambeee Stars captain Victor Wanyama, ex Auxerre striker regarded as one of best Kenyan footballers ever Dennis Oliech,UEFA Champions league winner with Inter Milan MacDonald Mariga among others.
While at Upper Hill, the school became a force to reckon with in basketball and rugby dominating national games while in Dagoretti High School where he has worked until his recent resignation to join murky political field, he inspired the school to attend consecutive national games reaching the finals.
He also led the Under-16 side which was competing in the 2019 Copa Coca-Cola competition with the team reaching the semis.
Orero will face off with among others former football star and Jubilee candidate Mariga who was his former student at Kamukunji High.
“He was my good student and taught him Chemistry well,we are great friends and we occasionally call each other.He is a fantastic humble boy and great professional,I will just have a sit down with him and tell him to sit back and relax as he supports his mentor who used to discipline him in school when he went astray” he joked