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Troubled Kenya Prisons risk being locked out of competition in Egypt

In Summary

• Kenya Prisons volleyball women's team risk being locked out of their hotel in Cairo, Egypt over non-payment. 

• The team is currently operating without allowances 

Kenya Prisons' Judith Tarus and Brackcides Agala in past action
Kenya Prisons' Judith Tarus and Brackcides Agala in past action
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Kenya Prisons volleyball women's team risk being locked out of their hotel in Cairo, Egypt over non-payment.  Prisons, who have already qualified to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Club in Cairo are yet to clear an outstanding bill of Sh800,000. According to sources, Kenya Prisons have only paid Sh 300,000 of the Sh1.1million outstanding

The source hinted that the wardresses had been given up to the close of business yesterday to clear the bill or be thrown out of the hotel. 

“We may be kicked out of the hotel by Wednesday because of delay in processing and sending accommodation fee. As per now, we are yet to pay up and it’s really disheartening,” the source noted.“We are playing our last match on Tuesday (yesterday) against GSP of Algeria at 6 pm and if the situation doesn't change then we will most likely be on the next flight. Our fear is that we might get our luggage’s outside the hotel when we go back," the source said.

The source added that despite qualifying for the last eight, they are still being mistreated. "The players can not even concentrate and this is very unfortunate," the source added.

 Besides the team is currently operating without allowances after being told that they will be paid once they are in Cairo. 

The source hinted: “ There are no allowances because the money was supposed to be processed and sent to the department's account—from where we were to access it upon return.”

 This is not the first team the team is experiencing the hardships considering they arrived late for the event after a delay in their clearance.

The team travelled in bunches at the eleventh hour as the Ministry of Internal Security failed to clear them in time.

The 2013 African Club champions have won their last two matches against ASEC of Ivory Coast 3-0 and 3-1 against  Nkumba of Uganda.

The local champions are expected to play their last Group ‘D’ match against  GSP of Algeria at 6 pm.