All Kenyan football activities suspended

FKF suspends all activities in step to clean up the federation [Image: courtesy]
Kenya—Football Kenya Federation caretaker committee has suspended all football activities across the country with immediate effect.

Justice Aaron Ringera led the caretaker committee through a press conference released on Friday, 12 November, and paralyzed all football activities.

This follows a deliberation made by the committee after their appointment into office by Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohammed.

The decision is part of the cleanup exercise to streamline activities at the scandal-ridden FKF that was disbanded on Thursday.

The committee was expected to engage with the clubs and other football stakeholders before making further recommendations.

However, leagues running under the branches and sub-branches will continue as normal.

“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.

It is a committee tasked with conducting all the affairs of FKF in accordance with its constitution, coordinating and ensuring the smooth running of FKF’s operations including team preparations of all local and international sporting events, coordinating elections of FKF in accordance with the sports activities, and the sports registrar’s regulations and then Hand over FKF to the newly elected officials after a successful election.

They took over from Nick Mwendwa –led committee has was shown the door. The report handed to Amina stated that Mwendwa’s team had failed to account for funds and 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,” part of the statement read.

In his part Mwendwa stood firm, terming the appointments made by the C.S as unlawful.