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[Published: Thursday July 12 2018]

 Kenya outrage at MPs World Cup trip

 
NAIROBI 12 Jul (ANA) - Kenyans have reacted furiously to news that 20 MPs have travelled to watch the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense.
 
They are watching four games, including the final, in a two-week trip to Russia estimated to be costing hundreds of thousands of US dollars.
 
The MPs caught the attention of Kenyans when they posted selfies in a stadium.
 
Sports Minister Rashid Echesa told the BBC he had authorised only six MPs to travel, to help understand how to organise such big events.
 
Kenya have never qualified for a World Cup final and are currently ranked 112 out of 206 nations by football's world governing body, Fifa.
 
However, Kenya is one of the world's most successful athletics nations and has submitted a bid to host the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
 
But many Kenyans thought the trip was a waste of money in a country where the average person lives on $150 (£113) a month.(ANA)
FA/ANA/12 July 2018------
 

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