Kenya faces a ban from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after Hassan Wario, the Sports, Arts and Culture Cabinet Secretary disbanded the National Olympic Committee of Kenya on Thursday afternoon.
This followed Team Kenya’s mismanagement at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
According to Chapter Two, Article 16 of the Olympic Charter which Wario held as he announced his decision, members of the IOC are independent and should not be influenced by the government.
“Members of the IOC will not accept from governments, organizations, or other parties, any mandate or instructions liable to interfere with the freedom of their action and vote,” the Olympic movement charter reads.
In disregard of the charter, Wario said he made the decision due to increased public pressure from how the team was treated at the Olympics.
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