Oguna claims that Covid -19 protocols prevented Kenyan athletes from receiving a VIP reception.
Kenyan athletes who competed in the Tokyo Olympics were not given a VIP greeting, according to government spokesman Cyrus Oguna, because to Covid -19 rules.
Despite the low-key greeting, Oguna said the government was pleased of the athletes at Mukuru kwa Reuben on Thursday.
“ It was a proud occasion, and people are prone to getting carried away in such circumstances. Even at the airport, Covid-19 regulations have to be followed,” he noted.
The Kenyan flag was carried high by the Tokyo squad, according to Oguna, and the government is proud of the sportsmen.
“Kenya was ranked 19th in the globe and first in Africa in the tournament. “As the Government of Kenya, we are proud of the athletes’ accomplishments in Tokyo,” he continued.
Kenyans resorted to social media to voice their dissatisfaction with the athletes’ welcome upon their return from Japan on Wednesday.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda presented high-end automobiles to each of the Olympic medalists, adding that the government will build residences for the gold medalists’ parents.
Museveni told people on Wednesday during a ceremony honoring the squad at the Kololo Ceremonial Ground that his country achieved well despite spending little, unlike other countries.