Kenya needs to come out of doldrums
The question Kenya's supporters are asking is: Do they care? Not the players or coaches; their commitment is manifest, as too is the management's.
No, the whole set-up, the seemingly couldn't care less attitude of Cricket Kenya that it is presiding over a team seriously in decline.
Next-door neighbours Uganda are still relishing the ease with which they trounced Bermuda last year; is Kenya going the same way as the islanders?
Within living memory both countries have been ICC Trophy finalists - and of course Kenya will remember the 1996 and 2003 World Cups with pride. But that was then and now is now.
There are photographs of Kenya playing in their pomp at Gymkhana and Ruaraka - tidy grounds with hundreds of people watching. Now Ruaraka appears to be abandoned, for internationals at any rate, and Gymkhana has taken on a tacky, derelict air, especially the further away you go from the clubhouse,
And what is Kenya's fan base? None, if the recent Intercontinental Cup match versus Scotland was anything to go by. Mind you, that game was played on a Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which shows just how relevant the spectators were in the planners' eyes.
Nonetheless, one can be sure that had it been Uganda versus Scotland at Lugogo Stadium in Kampala there would not have been so many empty seats - nor such a dire first innings score by the home side.
What is to be done? Cricket Kenya, surely, must take a look up Ngong Road at the Rugby fraternity. Within recent times that game was one for also-rans, fixed firmly in the soccer slipstream. Now it is a force of its own - with a fan base to match.
Taking a leaf out of rugby's book would do Cricket Kenya no harm, and there might be some sponsorship to go with it. Cricket in Kenya has been in the doldrums too long, coasting along on the back of its not so distant fine record.
It needs a shake-up - or it could become another Bermuda.