ISK administration & Athletic directors reconsideration of Morris's contract renewal

ISK administration & Athletic directors reconsideration of Morris's contract renewal

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It has come to attention of the ISK student community and alumni community that a decision was made not to extend Morris Omondi's ( Big Mo or Mr. Morris ) contract. Morris has dedicated the better part of 18+ years to improving the quality of the sports program/education that helped so many of us become successful during our time at ISK. There may have been those that didn't see eye to eye with him but cannot disagree that he had an impact on their lives/time at ISK in some form. Morris was not dismissed for bad conduct nor any wrong doing that was in breach of faculty guidelines. This is a baseless dismissal and it's wrong. 

It is sad that over the past five years, great coaches have either been told to step down in their positions for someone thats less qualified or simply told to not come back. These skilled coaches of color developed relationships with those they've had the pleasure of coaching. Morris is now one of these coaches. His ability to guide people in a wide variety of sports and help them grow is unseen within the community. His strong character has lead to him earning the respect of both past and present students as well as his fellow colleagues. Unfortunately, he's been told not to come back. His contract was not renewed in order to give someone less qualified the position and who's tenure is abysmal at best. This individual does not have the rapport within the community both at ISK and within the Nairobi sports community. Moreover, this individual does not work with or help develop the students. 

Morris has been added to a long list of good coaches being let go for no reason. From volleyball coaches to track & field coaches to basketball coaches all of whom are local and of color. This is a trend that is growing not only within the athletics department but within the ISK community. Those currently attending feel it. It's been made apparent that people who make these decisions are playing favorites and not doing anything to address the underlying problems. These issues get swept under the rug and it is wrong.  

If you sign this petition, you will not only be helping Morris, you will be helping bring change to an issue that is becoming deeply rooted in the ISK community. A problem that should not be happening at an international school.  Many of us had some of the best times at ISK because of people like Morris. We were happy to go to school because we knew people like Morris came to work everyday to make sure we had the tools needed to succeed in our endeavors. We must stop this injustice and bring positive change for our local coaches. 

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