DP Ruto’s contradicting take on decision by CAF to strip Kenya rights to host CHAN 2018

Deputy President, William Ruto
  • DP William Ruto has weighed in on the debate following the CAF’s decision to strip Kenya of hosting rights for CHAN 2018
  • According to the DP, politics lead to the decision

The Deputy President, Hon William Ruto has called the decision by Confederation of African Football (CAF) to strip Kenya the opportunity to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships.

According to the Deputy President, CAF stripped Kenya the hosting rights owing to the wave of political instability rocking the country after the Supreme Court annulled August 8th presidential elections.

The Supreme Court, in accordance with the constitution, demanded that IEBC holds a repeat election in 60days. The repeat election has been slated for 26th October.

Ruto shared his sentiments in a series of live TV interviews over the weekend and he went ahead to share them on his social media pages.

The DP, however, reassured Kenyans that the government was on course to build more sports facilities all over the country as well as renovating the existing ones. He also reminded Kenyans that we hosted the World Youth Athletics Championships, an international event.

Over the weekend, Kenya was denied the opportunity to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships, a three-week competition. CAF ruled that the country lacks sufficient sporting infrastructure to host the 16-nation completion.