By Fredrick Muoki
Former Boston marathon champion and Cherengany Member of Parliament Wesley Korir has called on the government to provide an assurance that there will be adequate security personnel in the country during the IAAF world under 18 championship slated for July this year.
Korir has further blamed the Local organizing committee for its slow pace of preparation from the Local Organizing committee.
Barely a day after USA withdrew from the IAAF World under 18 championship citing security reasons; and an earlier withdrawal from Britain, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada, this has drawn attention from many Kenyans and people from high levels of the government including Cherengany Member of Parliament and former athlete Wesley Korir.
Korir who was speaking today during a press briefing in Nairobi challenged the government to provide an assurance to the public that there will be adequate security personnel during the championship slated for July this year in Nairobi.
He however accused the Local organizing committee for its slow pace in preparing for the World event.
Kenya is set to host the championship which will be the last one to be held after IAAF Chairman Sebastian Coe announced that the IAAF World Youth Championships would be discontinued after 2017 last summer.
The event is slated for July 12th -16th this year.