Are you out there? Heheheeeee
Joy and Francisca told The AP that CEO Isaac Mwangi asked for the payment in an Oct. 16 meeting, but that they could not raise the money. They were informed of their four-year bans in a Nov. 27 email, but never filed a criminal complaint because, they say, they had no proof to back up their bribery accusation and also feared repercussions.
Mwangi dismissed the allegation as “just a joke,” denied ever meeting privately with the athletes and said Athletics Kenya has no power to shave time off athletes’ bans.
“We have heard stories, athletes coming and saying, ‘Oh, you know, I was asked for money,’” Mwangi said. “But can you really substantiate that?”
Sakari and Manunga, told AP they would be willing to testify to the ethics commission of the IAAF, the global governing body of athletics. The commission already is investigating allegations that AK officials sought to subvert anti-doping in Kenya, solicited bribes and offered athletes reduced bans. The probe has led to the suspensions of AK’s president, Isaiah Kiplagat, a vice president, David Okeyo, and AK’s former treasurer, Joseph Kinyua
The athletes spoke to AP in an on-camera interview in Embu, a ramshackle town 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Nairobi where they were housed in police accommodation.
Sakari also raced at the 2012 London Olympics and 2009 worlds. In Beijing, she competed under the name Zakary, but Sakari is her preferred spelling. She indicated that she is now done with athletics, because she will be 33 when her ban expires.
Manunga, 23, said she would have paid to return sooner to competition.
“For me, those four years are too many,” she said. “If I had the money, I’d have paid. But I didn’t have it. So I just left.”
Still, New Hampshire voters have surprised us many, many times before. Bush has a strong ground game in place here, and his loyal campaign advisers are intent on pulling out all of the stops before Tuesday’s primary.
Desperation can be a useful tool in presidential politics. And there is no doubt that Jeb Bush is desperate.
The voting public. Tons of people got up early, cut out of work, left their very comfortable homes and braved the weather to got vote for their candidate and walked into old style political tactics
The GOP caucus voters had to deal with the misinformation from the Cruz campaign about Ben Carson dropping out of the race and redirecting possible Carson voters to vote for Cruz. Nobody likes to be taken advantage of or tricked into making a such an important decision with very bad intel.
Ted Cruz: ‘I am running for president of the United States’ Photo: Post Politics
On the democratic side you were left shaking your head wondering if the world had gone temporarily mad. After all hard work put in by the candidates, volunteers and voters, it came down to the flipping of a coin 6 different times in 6 different locations to figure out a winner and possible leader of the free world. REALLY?
And of course candidates were also losers.