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BAK and NOC-K at fault over Andiego treatment

Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) and National Olympic Committee – Kenya have been faulted for neglecting female boxer Elizabeth Andiego who is detained at Kenyatta National Hospital.

 Andiego, who represented the country at the 2012 Summer Olympic in London and at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland was admitted a fortnight ago after a hit and run accident along Kangundo Road.

 However, Andiego was not able to raise hospital fees of Sh60, 000 after being discharged last week.

 “I was discharged on Wednesday last week but I’m still in hospital because I can’t afford to  pay my bill, they have even taken my bed away so I’m sleeping on the floor.

I’m calling on well-wishers to help me financially through the pay bill number 901607 so that I can be back on my feet; I will be going for dressing after two days and all that needs money,” Andiego narrated.

 BAK chairman John Kameta said they are in the process of collecting money from the boxing fraternity to bail her out by Wednesday May 6th.

“As the boxing family we will meet to see how we will get her out of hospital soon and I’m optimistic she will go home today or latest Wednesday,” he said.

 Kameta called on National Olympic Committee – Kenya to also chip in since Andiego not only represented the federation but the country too under their banner.

Reached for comment NOCK Chairman Kipchoge Keino, faulted BAK, saying they are yet to communicate to them regarding the matter.

“It’s sad what happened to Andiego, as NOC our information comes from our members who are the federations. So far I’ve not heard of anything,” he said.

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