Kenyan sports lovers ‘celebrate’ Wario’s exclusion from new cabinet
It now is highly unlikely that Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario will make a return to the Cabinet, in the wake of his omission from the list of six retained by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday.
For now, the bespectacled CS will continue serving in the portfolio in the wake of a ‘clarification statement’ by State House Comptroller Manoah Esipisu on Saturday stating no CS has been fired as yet.
That said, Wario’s four and a half year stint at the Sports Ministry has been constantly on the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
As the Sports CS, Wario has overseen doping scandals involving Kenyan athletes, the Rio Games fiasco, the country’s failure to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship and Harambee Stars’ poor performances.
And as has always been the case, Kenyans flooded Twitter and shared opinion on Wario’s possible exit as a high ranking government official.
Sample some of the comments:
The INEPT Cabinet Secretary for Sports Hassan Wario has NOT been retained in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposed cabinet.
— Sean Cardovillis (@seancardo) January 5, 2018
Now @UKenyatta we need to see former CS for sports #HassanWario answer to charges which should include misuse of #Rio2016 athletics money, embezzlement and ‘kulala kazi’. Let the action against corruption begin! https://t.co/BMsXrHnfo9
— Leshomo (@Yego007) January 5, 2018
Hassan Wario dismissed pic.twitter.com/oIMX49IxuE
— M.O.U (@iWillyMoU) January 5, 2018
It is clear Sports CS Hassan Wario is out with former Marsabit Governor Ukur Yattani being nominated as Cabinet Secretary.
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) January 5, 2018
The best punishment Uhuru can give Hassan Wario is to name him as an ambassador to a country we have no mission / embassy.
— Judge Dredd (@TheNjoroge) January 5, 2018