Actually, Carol Radull is seldom given credit for changing the national format of radio sports shows. It was actually she who created the banter format in Kenya and the same format quickly spread across East Africa.
Away from that, she doesn't just look at sports as a verb but she puts focus on the lifestyle aspects of it especially as pertains to how athletes and society in general relate. This time around, she focussed on two former football stars who were incarcerated after getting involved in crime.
She addressed the issue so well, I will simply share her words:
A worrying story... These two men; both in their 40s; both pro footballers who had promising careers; committed crimes in their youth and were given maximum sentences. Swaib on my left was in Kamiti for 15 years and Teddy; 2 months shy of 20 years. Both got early releases for good behaviour. While in prison they had time to reflect and change their ways. "When you have no access to family, friends and freedom; it dawns on you that It dawns on you that you need to work hard for success; and not look for shortcuts like we did. We hope to use our experiences to mentor the youth into becoming responsible and hard working; and not to make the mistakes we did." I partly blame our lack of development in our sport industry that forces desperation in our talented youth but that's a story for another day; and does not excuse crime. To the worrying story... Swaib has been free for one month and Teddy; 10 days. Swaib has tried to get employment but trying to get a national ID has been difficult. Without an ID he can't get a huduma or a PIN number. And even if he does; most employers will demand a certificate of good conduct; which you can't get if you've been incarcerated over the past 12 months. So now both men have gone to live with their elderly mothers who are feeding them; "very embarassing and demeaning;" Teddy tells Kenya doesn't appear to have half way houses for adults or any real plan to re-integrate reformed criminals back into society. They have acquired some skills while in prison but can't get employment or bank loans for a long time to come. And I imagine there are hundreds like them - reformed cons having trouble trying to get back into society. And this is why so many find themselves back behind bars in no time. We need a plan Kenya. The cycle needs to end. Suggestions? Advise? I'm open to hearing what can be done.