Fresh after winning 13 medals, including 6 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals, at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Team Kenya has been rocked by yet another scandal involving the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK).
Kenyan athletes are accusing NOCK of gross financial mismanagement, after the athletes were left stranded in a seemingly dangerous Rio de Janeiro shanty town, while team officials looked for a “cheap flight” to Kenya.
Team Kenya was ordered to stay indoors on Wednesday night, as gunshots rang all night long.
The Kenyan government has reportedly disbanded NOCK and ordered an investigation into the Rio de Janeiro debacle.
Team Kenya has been rocked by numerous scandals over the past few weeks. Two officials from Team Kenya were expelled from the Rio 2016 Olympics for corrupt, unethical practices.
John Anzrah, a track and field coach, was sent home after posing as an athlete and providing a urine sample for Ferguson Rotich – an 800m runner.
And Michael Rotich was sent home after being filmed soliciting bribes in exchange for helping athletes to beat doping tests.
Kneya was the top performing African nation at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.