Kenyan athletes grabbed more than just medals at the just ended 11th All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, as reports from the Nairobian claim that some athletes stole hotel duvets and towels and damaged property at the Safaricom Stadium.
After receiving official reports from the hotel management in Congo, top official of the Kenyan team, Gordon Oluoch said, “I have received reports that several Kenyans have left with duvets and towels from the games’ village in Brazzaville. The manager of our block is compiling the list of the rooms affected and the people who were listed under those rooms”.
“The Kenyan government is under obligation to pay for the things that are stolen. That is why I will remain behind after everybody has left here. It is unfortunate that our people are stealing things that they can afford, and that are available in Nairobi even in second hand shops. Some people who finished their business here chose to take with them Congolese property. It is a shame,”
Kenyan athletes performed well at the games but the off-field shenanigans of the errant athletes puts a blemish on the team’s achievements.
Source: The Nairobian