Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario on Friday flagged off national Tong – IL Moo Do team scheduled to leave the country for Jeonju South Korea; where they will participate in the first edition of the World Martial Art championship.
While making his remarks, the CS categorically decline to comment on the Rio fiasco that has seen a number of top National Olympic Committee of Kenya Nock officials grilled and taken to court for corruption and negligence allegations.
He instead uploaded and urged the Tong-IL Moo Do federation lead by Chairman Clarence Mwakio, to maintain high standards of discipline while flying the nation’s flag.
‘’I want to appreciate and acknowledge the good work this federation is doing under the tutelage of Mr. Mwakio, your efforts are recommendable and please do not be like other federations where some people sleep on their jobs,’’ asserted Wario.
On his side, Tong-IL Moo Do federation chairman Clarence Mwakio expressed his gratitude for the support the team has been receiving from the ministry promising they are focused to post good outings.
‘’We are thankful for continuous support the ministry has offered us, we are determine to be good ambassadors and hopefully we will comeback as winners,’’ said Mwakio.
A contingent of 17 players and three officials are expected to leave the country on Friday evening for the championship.
The team is buoyed by a stellar performance it recorded during the fourth edition of the Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial Arts Championship that culminated last weekend in Mombasa where Kenya finished as the best team.
The local lads scooped a total of 69 medals; 19 gold, 29 silver and 21 bronze flooring opponents form Ivory Coast and Philippines among other participants from 23 nations.