Typically, the Olympics make Kenyans giddy. The Games are a chance for us to come together and celebrate something that we can really be proud of. Never mind that I am decidedly not a good long-distance runner. Or short-distance runner. As a Kenyan, I get to bask in the glorious legacy that our runners have built, winning marathon after marathon from London to Boston, and medaling in most of the Olympics in recent memory.
In Rio this year, Kenya secured 13 medals: six gold, six silver and one bronze, making us the 15th highest-ranking country. But the sweetness of victory was tainted by our national Olympic committee’s spectacular mismanagement, which highlighted the growing menace of corruption not just in our sports but in our country at large.… Seguir leyendo »