The Football Kenyan Federation(FKF) caretaker committee has suspended all football activities across the country. This was stated through a press conference released today 12 November 2021 by the committee’s chair Justice Aaron Ringera.
The committee came to this decision after their appointment by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amina Mohamed. This is part of a clean-up exercise in a bid to smooth activities within the federation.
The suspended activities are FKF premier league, FKF National Super League. FKF division one, FKF women’s premier league and FKF women’s division 1 league.
The caretaker committee will be engaging with clubs as well as other football stakeholders. This before they make further recommendations. However, leagues that run under branches and sub-branches will continue normally.
“We wish to reassure all lovers of Kenyan football that the committee will ensure smooth operations of all football activities across the country and beyond,” the committee noted.
CS Amina tasked the committee with conducting all of the affairs of the federation as per its consideration. Coordinating and ensuring the smooth running of FKF’s operations.
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This includes team preparations for all local and international sporting events. Coordinating elections of FKF in accordance with the sports activities.
And the sports registrars regulation and then the hand over FKF to the newly elected officials following a successful election.
Nick Mwendwa headed the previous committee. CS Amina had received a report that stated that the previous team had failed to account for funds as well as the beneficiaries.
“Over the past few years, the Football Kenya Federation has faced several governance issues that have been of great concern to the Ministry. First, the Football Kenya Federation has failed to account for all the monies allocated to it by the Government,” read the statement.
Nick Mwendwa on the other hand termed the appointments unlawful. While speaking at the La Mada hotel he stated that he had no plans of leaving his position.
“As FKF, we reject this committee. We rebuke it, and we will not accept it. No committee will take charge of Harambee Stars. FKF will be in charge,” the ousted manager stated.
The International Federation of Association Football(FIFA) on the other hand threatened to ban Kenya from international football. Terming the move by CS Amina a violation of its rules and regulations.