302 vulnerable athletes benefit from COVID-19 stimulus package

302 vulnerable athletes benefit from COVID-19 stimulus package


Ministry of sports on Saturday disbursed sh.10000 to 302 athletes drawn from various clubs and federations in an effort to cushion them from the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative which kicked off on Friday is expected to be completed in the next 15 days.


According to the ministry, 231 paralympians were the first batch to receive the funds which was directly channeled into their Mpesa accounts.

As per yesterday, some of the beneficiaries were drawn from the following clubs and federations.

Gaspo Women

kisumu All Starlets

Zoo FC

AFC Leopards

Athletics Kenya

Deaf Cycling

Hockey men and women

A complete list of beneficiaries can be found at the Ministry of sports , culture and heritage social media pages.

Agnes Oluoch, the national Paralympics president thanked the ministry for support during this difficult times.

“I want to thank the ministry of sports through ambassador Amina Mohammed and PS Joe Okudo for cushioning our athletes. I’m very happy that it started with our paralympians,”

“I really appreciate because I know most of our athletes are really disadvantaged, now they have a reason to smile,” she said.

By Tony Korir - Binti Sports