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Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2019

Drama as African Games athletes locked out of hotel

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Barely five days to the start of the 12th All African Games all is not well in the camp of Team Kenya as report has it that Athletics and volleyball teams for African Games have been kicked out of the Luke Hotel, Nairobi for lack of payment.
The teams have been putting up at the facility since Monday last week in preparations for the continental games scheduled for August 19 to 31 in Morocco.
The management of the hotel had on Saturday locked out some athletes from accessing the hotel but only agreed to allow them in after Team Kenya officials promised they would clear half of their bills.
The athletes were instructed to leave the hotel rooms with their luggage at 6pm on Tuesday when they checked in after their evening training sessions.
“The hotel management said they would only allow us in if monies owed to the hotel were settled,” said one of the athletes.
However, Principal Secretary for Sports Kirimi Kaberia accused Athletics Kenya (AK) of blackmail.
Kaberia disclosed that they had told AK to take their team to either of the four hotels that are government facilities.

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