Amina fights back, threatens legal action on media

Monday, October 28th, 2019 00:00 | By
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Photo/PD/PHILIP KAMAKYA

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has scoffed at what she terms unfair treatment by sections of the media and the public.

Speaking during yesterday’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Amina lashed out at the media for portraying her and the ministry negatively over a number of issues ranging from infrastructure development to last week’s reports that the national netball team was stranded in South Africa over lack of money.

“I have been in public service for 35 years and my track record speaks for itself. I have never stolen public resources. Since I came into this ministry, this is the first time we have been this visible.

We got the Safari Rally back to WRC, took Harambee Stars to Afcon, took the athletics team to Doha and even supported Eliud Kiopchoge,” said Amina during a live interview on Citizen TV at Nyayo Stadium. 

She added: “Even the netball team got the necessary support even though some requests case in late.

Let us be proud of our sportsmen and women and not bring them down. They are our ambassadors and it cannot always be negative.”

The CS also cited the media for reported negative publicity. “Every time we do something good, we get bashed.

We will not be afraid to take legal action if we feel we are being targeted unfairly. There have been articles this week which we have felt were untrue and we are dealing with them.” 

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