- Namwamba in a Gazette Notice No. 1649 of 2023 revoked the council that had two technical committees which included sports and creatives
- The Sports Technical Committee was chaired by Media personality Caroll Radull and members were Former Harambee Stars Players
Sports and Arts Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has revoked the appointment of Talanta Hela Council hours just a day before the official launch of the council at State House.
Namwamba in a Gazette Notice No. 1649 of 2023 revoked the council that had two technical committees which included sports and creatives.
“It is notified for general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts has revoked Gazette Notice No. 1649 of 2023” read statement in Kenya Gazette dated Friday 9th June.
The Sports Technical Committee was chaired by Media personality Carol Radull and members were Former Harambee Stars Players Sammy Shollei. Boniface Ambani, former World Javelin gold medalist Julius Yego among others.
The Creatives Committee which was Chaired by comedian Daniel Ndambuki a.k.a Churchill had Akinyi Odongo, Esther Akoth (Akothee), Kizito Makhande, Azziad Nasenya, Wahu Kagwi, Susan Ekasiba, Douglas Kipkirui Langat, Jimmi Gathu and Catherine Kamau.
Last month through a high court ruling, the appointment of members to the Council for a period of three years suffered a setback after suspension following a case filed by a sporting personality Charles Mugane who cited legal and constitutional flaws in the case he filed under certificate of urgency.
“Pending hearing and determination of the inter-parties of this application, an interim order is hereby issued suspending the special Gazette Notice No.1649 (Vol.CXXV No.32) publishing the establishment of the Talanta Hela Council and its technical committees and the consequent appointment for a period of three years,” Justice Lawrence Mugambi on Tuesday, May 23 ruled.