Mwase on FINA Stabilization Committee to End Kenya Swimming Woes

Mwase on FINA Stabilization Committee to End Kenya Swimming Woes

By Our Reporter

Uganda swimming federation (USF) President Moses Mwase is among members, the international swimming body (FINA) has appointed on a stabilization committee to bring harmony in Kenya.

Uganda Swimming Federation President Moses Mwase. Courtesy photo.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) secretary-general Francis Mutuku reiterated the urgency to lift the ban on swimming activities in Kenya after a meeting with the world governing body, FINA in Nairobi according to the-star.co.ke

The FINA Stabilization Committee met Kenya Swimming Federation stakeholders over the weekend to chart the way forward which is chaired by South Africa’s Jace Naidoo which also includes members Mutuku and Uganda’s Moses Mwase, who will double up as the secretary.

FINA Vice President Ramsamy Sambasivan was present during the introduction of the Stabilization Committee members named to spearhead the normalization process of the swimming issues.

“The Stabilization Committee was established with the goal of bringing together all the Kenyan swimming stakeholders. It is important to lay aside differences within the federation and seek a solution that will see the resumption of normalcy within the fraternity,” Mutuku insisted.

The committee will be mandated to manage the daily affairs of the members and establish a debt repayment plan if necessary.

They will also have to review and amend the members’ statutes and ensure their compliance with the FINA constitution before duly submitting them for approval to the member’s congress.

Naidoo highlighted the key considerations of the committee in strengthening the sport.

They include a busy international sports calendar and general elections, building an environment of trust and stakeholder engagement and consensus toward the support of the normalization process.

Another area of focus will be the establishment of the 2023-2024 Kenya Swimming Federation calendar to support the continued participation of Kenyan swimmers in local, regional, and international events.

Meanwhile, Moses Mwase stressed the need to have an athlete’s-centered approach to strengthen swimming activities in Kenya.

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