CK CEO Who Worked in Kenya Illegally
In our last issue, we highlighted about how former Cricket Kenya CEO, Oliver Kobus, was sacked by the association after he is alleged to have worked in Kenya for about seven months without a work permit – meaning that according to immediate former Chairperson Jackie Janmohamed, the South African was in fact an ‘illegal alien’. These are dire allegations that leave more questions than answers in their wake. According to copies of documents seen by Sports Monthly Kobus’ recruitment met the criteria set by the association for the hiring of the CEO. By stating publicly that Kobus worked illegally in the country for seven months is to admit on the part of CK that the association was in violation of the laws of the land that touch on immigration. At what stage did Janmohamed realise that Kobus was an ‘illegal alien’? When Sports Monthly sought clarification on the issue in July, Janmohmed answered the call in Australia where she was attending an ICC conference and promised to comment on the matter upon returning to Nairobi. Upon her coming back, the chairperson has refused to answer to calls from Sports Monthly. Apparently she felt it easier to answer calls half the world away in Australia than in Nairobi. Any wonder why cricket in Kenya is dead?