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Kenyan athletes end 2-day protest, but ...

Riadha House Stormed
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government met with athletes on Tuesday to discuss the issues which led them to occupy the headquarters of Athletics Kenya, report Reuters.

Athletes continued to barricade Riadha House on Tuesday due to their dissatisfaction with how Athletics Kenya is running the sport. Ahead of a meeting of the sports ministry, the Kenyan Commissioner for Sports, Gordon Oluoch, said:

“We want to discuss the issues raised by the athletes to see if we can resolve the matter. We believe in the rule of the law. So even if the athletes have genuine cases, they must operate within the confines of the law, not through the law of the jungle.” 

On Tuesday the athletes were joined by their top representatives Wilson Kipsang and Wesley Korir. The two-day protest ended late on Tuesday after the two parties reached an agreement to end the crisis.

According to reports, the agreement, brokered by the Kenyan Sports ministry, called for an amendment in the Athletics Kenya (AK) constitution to give the athletes more say and for the officials implicated in alleged corruption to step aside.

Source: newsnow.co.uk