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Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has disbanded the Football Kenya Federation and appointed a caretaker committee

The committee which will run football affairs in the country for six months is chaired by retired judge Aaron Ringera.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa addresses delegates during the body's Annual General Meeting at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi on October 5 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has announced the suspension of all Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials to pave way for investigations into the federation’s finances.

A special audit of the books of accounts of FKF will also be carried out and subsequent frequent future audits taken.

The Government of Kenya should invoke Article 17 and 58 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (2020 edition) by informing FIFA Secretariat Investigation Chamber on the outcome of the Inspection,” Amina said.

No bank account should be opened by FKF henceforth unless authorised by the [Sports] principal secretary within the six-month period the caretaker committee will be in place.

The CS said FKF won’t receive funds from the Sports ministry “unless and until the previous funds are fully accounted for”.

Members of the FKF caretaker team are Justice (Rtd.) Aaron Ringera, General (Rtd.) Moses Oyugi, Fatma Adan (Hodi), Philip Musyimi Mue, Anthony L. Isayi, Elisha Chepchieng Kiplagat, Hassan Mahmoud Haji, Fredrick Tureisa Lekesike, Mwangi Muthee, Neddy Atieno Okoth, Ali Amour, Titus Kasuve, Richard Omwela, Bobby Ogola and J.J. Masiga.

At least Sh430 million has been disbursed to the FKF since 2019, with a probe launched into how the funds have been used.

The FKF secretariat officials sent packing by CS Amina Mohamed are Nick Mwendwa (chairperson), Doris Petra (deputy chairperson), Michael Ouma, Anthony Makau, Chris Amimo, Nabea Mureithi, Davies Chege, David Bunei, Gabriel Mghendi, Benard Lagat, Ahmed Qadar Mohamed Dabar, Joseph Andere, Tony Kweya, Margaret Omondi, Barry Otieno (CEO) and Christine Ojode.

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