President of Football Kenya Federation(FKF) Nick Mwendwa[Photo :sportsplugke.co.ke]
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has formed a Caretaker Committee to run the country’s football affairs, effectively kicking Football Kenya Federation (FKF) out of office.
The move follows recommendations by an inspection committee she formed to investigate the national football organization that is facing allegations of administrative corruption.
An election is expected to be carried out within the period after which the committee will hand over functions to the newly elected officials.
The CS made the decision after receiving the Committee’s report two weeks after they were mandated to carry out an inspection of the Federation’s books.
The Committee is expected to serve for the next six months.
Justice Aaron Ringera has been appointed to chair the committee whose mandate includes conducting all the FKF affairs.
Other members of the committee are retired General Moses Oyugi, Fatma Adan, Philip Musyimi, Anthony Isayi, Elisha Kiplangat, Hassan Mahmoud Hajji, Fredrick Lekesike, Ali Amour, former FKF vice president Titus Kasuve, former Kenya Rugby Union bosses Mwangi Muthee and Richard Omwela, Kenya Police FC head coach John Bobby Ogolla, AFC Leopards legend JJ Masiga and Harambee Starlets forward Neddy Atieno.
The Secretariat will be headed by Linda Ogutu, Michael Muchemi and Loreen Shitubi as joint secretaries while FKF presidential aspirant Herbert Mwachiro, Caser Handa, Hiba Hussein, Gabriel Warigi, former rugby player Edward Rombo, Dr Walter Ongeti from the Ministry, former KCB and Thika United coach Rishadi Shedu and former FKF Eastern NEC Member Rachel Kamweru are members.
This comes as FKF President Nick Mwendwa had claimed CS Amina was hell bent on driving him out of office, adding that FKF had been subject to prejudiced scrutiny from the Ministry of Sports.
He is expected to hold a press conference to respond to the latest twist.