Sports management in Kenya: the role of the Kenya national sports council and the government department of sports
Litaba, S. A.
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Arising from the well-recognized benefit of sport at individual and' society levels, many countries of the world have embraced its development The interest and efforts towards popularizing and promoting sport have focused on the various facets that are meant to enhance increased participation and competition in the various sporting activities. One of these, alongside others, is the establishment of suitable management structures and procedures of facilitate the development and organization of sporting activities. The Government of Kenya recognizes the development of sport as one of its core functions. The commitment of the government towards the development of sport is reflected in the role it has played and continues to play not only in facilitating the creation of Sports Management bodies but also in being sensitive to Issue relation to sport management in the country. The existence and operations of the government's department of Sports and the Kenya National Sports council has often generated debate and controversy within some quarters of the sporting fraternity in the county. There have been allegations of duplication of duties of the two and some appeals for the scrapping of either of them The present study therefore focuses on presenting and the functions of the two entities.