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DCI has launched investigations into Omanyala’s visa delay

Post by : Sue Njihia

According to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) director George Kinoti has begun investigations on the cause of visa delay , that almost resulted to the Kenyan sprinter ferdinand Omanyala missing the world championships which are being held in the USA.

George Kinoti stated that it had been communicated to him  non-officials were added to the travel list leaving important personalities behind like athletes ,coaches and technical officials.

“It definitely shocks me. This is a disgrace not only to the nation but to the entire globe, and we will not allow it,” Kinoti said

Omanyala remained hopeful even after his visa was delayed,which he got just in time for him to fly to Oregon ,USA. As the rest of the team flew without him.The US embassy has not yet given a reason behind the visa was held up.

“Visa challenges are faced by all Kenyans and people daily, in this case, I was no different. First, I would like to thank God, that the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Sports CS Amina Mohamed have been at the forefront in ensuring I get my visa.


 PHOTO//The current Director of the DCI Kenya, George Maingi Kinoti
“Thank you to the US Embassy in Kenya for granting me my VISA. I will also be competing in the commonwealth games in Birmingham . Looking forward to making all Kenyans proud,” Omanyala said.
He came third in a heat won by Japanese Abdul Hakim  9:98 secs and Edward Osei Nketia of New Zealand 10:08 secs










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