“We shall remain in charge.” Defiant Mwendwa tells Sports CS Amina Mohamed after ouster
Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has insisted that he will remain at the helm of the federation as its chairperson despite an announcement suspending all the federation officials.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed Thursday announced the suspension of all FKF officials to pave way for investigations into corruption allegations at the federation.
Nick Mwendwa’s office is accused of presiding over massive loss of finances, including misappropriation of Sh.244 million, part of which was drawn from the Sports, Arts, and Social Development Fund (SASDF).
The suspension of the FKF top bras follows a report of the Registrar of Sports committee formed to inspect the federation.
In the report, the committee recommended among others, the removal of all FKF officials from the office to pave way for investigations into the federation’s finances.
In a quick rejoinder, Nick Mwendwa has vowed to remain at the Federation as its chairperson.
“We shall remain in charge, and football will continue in this country under our leadership”, Nick Mwendwa said, referring to the ousted officials.
He also said that the federation is only answerable to the World football governing body, Fifa, and neither the Ministry of Sports nor the Government of Kenya.
CS Amina Mohamed had earlier announced a fifteen-member caretaker committee headed by Retired Justice Aaron Ringera to take over the operations of the federation for the next six months as investigations progress.
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.