Sports CS Amina Mohamed disbands FKF, Forms Temporary Committee to Take Over - hivipundetv.com

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has disbanded the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and formed a caretaker Committee to run the federation activities.

The committee, which has a six-month mandate, will be chaired by retired Justice Aaron Ringera.

“The registrar has forwarded the report to my office with recommendations that DCI, NIS and EACC carry out further investigation to establish the extent to which misappropriation of funds at FKF may have occurred with a view of prosecuting those who may be found culpable,” said CS Amina.

This comes after the CS, received an audit report from Sports Registrar Rose Wasike on Thursday.

She had earlier snubbed summons from the Senate, where she was set to appear before the Social and Welfare Committee chaired by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

The current officials of FKF will indefinitely be out of office to pave way for further investigations pending conclusion.

The report also calls for a special audit of the accounts of FKF including subsequent audits.

It also warned against the current officials opening any bank accounts pending conclusion of investigations.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa has accused CS Amina Mohamed of planning to remove him from office illegally.

He made the accusation after the CS on October 15, directed the Sports Registrar to undertake inspection of FKF in accordance with Section 52 of the Sports Act.

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The national football governing body is in the eye of a storm over how it spent Ksh244 million on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

“These reports are not fabricated I want to tell you as the President of FKF that the CS does not want me in office because since AFCON, I have been in office under three Cabinet Secretaries, Hassan Wario, Rashid Echesa and Amina Mohamed. We went to AFCON with Amina and she was happy with the preparations,” said Mwendwa.

Mwendwa claims that the relationship between the Sports Ministry and FKF has not been cordial after the CS called for an investigation.

“I have been pleading with CS and her PS to have floodlights at Nyayo Stadium because CAF are threatening to ban the stadium but I have not received any reply, I’ve been neglected.”

Mwendwa, however, said that he is ready to adhere to orders by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to ease the investigation process.

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