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Title:A target-oriented analysis of sports in Kenya
Authors:Mählmann, P.ISNI
Asembo, J.M.
Korir, M. arapISNI
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development (ISSN 0251-0405)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:sport policy
Sports, Recreation
government policy
Abstract:The main social institutions associated with sport outside schools in Kenya are the public sports administration, the Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC), sports clubs and associations, and training programmes for sport participants. Some of the problems these institutions experience in connection with the running of sports are examined. By ordering the problems hierarchically in a cause-effect relationship, a core problem emerges: sport in Kenya lacks clear policies and guidelines. This problem can be overcome by formulating and ordering objectives in a means-end relationship. If the objectives can be achieved, then sports development will follow a plan. The aims and objectives of sports will be better known, the wastage of funds, facilities and manpower will be reduced, sports will develop at all levels, and this will lead to a larger proportion of the population participating in sports. If the quality of life is to be improved through sports participation, then the most important target is to draft and implement a feasible and detailed National Sports Development Plan. Bibliogr., sum.