Wednesday, 29 September 2010

We Condemn the Attack on Kenyan sports personality

According to media reports, Kenyan track lady athlete Lucy Kabuu was attacked by thugs who raided their rural home and made away with valuables and some monies. This is against a background of Kenya looking to raise its performance in athletics in the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Lucy Kabuu wins 2006 gold medal in women's 10000m - 2006 Commonwealth Games
Lucy Wangui Kabuu - 10000m gold medallist and 5000m bronze medallist in the last Games held in Melbourne, Australia serves as an inspiration to many lady athletes and we wish her a quick recovery from the attack and healing from the trauma and any physical abuse suffered. 
Questions are raised on why security has deteriorated in some of the country's areas and what the Government is doing about it. Do we have to wait for some politico to get injured or gunned down for our security organs to get their act together? 
We also wonder how well they have vetted the security arrangements in India as concerns are continually raised about the sports people security. It is saddening that we still do not respect our own and shall try to frustrate their efforts even when they have put us on the world map. Surely hope this is the last of such an attack and the security charges take their jobs more seriously...

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