Government To Provide Guidelines After the Lapse of Football Kenya Federation Caretaker Committee Tenure

Government To Provide Guidelines After the Lapse of Football Kenya Federation Caretaker Committee Tenure

  • The caretaker committee has submitted its recommendations to the Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed as their tenure comes to an end
  • The committee has recommended that the new team should formulate a new constitution in line with the Kenyan constitution
  • Kenya is staring at a possible exit from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with FIFA yet to lift the ban imposed earlier this year

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed has said that the government will give clear guidelines on the state of Kenyan football on Thursday. Ms Mohamed received the recommendations of the Football Kenya Federation Caretaker Committee which has been in office for six months.

The committee’s tenure comes to an end on Tuesday, May 10th. The committee was put in place by the government to oversee the running of football matters in the country.

Amina Mohamed, Football Kenya Federation.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed receives the recommendations of the Caretaker Committee. @FKFCaretaker
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Ms Mohamed ousted the Football Kenya Federation led by Nick Mwendwa last year. She then appointed retired judge Aaron Ringera to lead the caretaker committee for a period of six months.

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According to Capital Sports, the committee was among other things, supposed to conduct elections for the new body. This wasn’t achieved but the committee presented its recommendations to the government on Tuesday morning.

Top of the committee’s recommendations was the formulation of a new constitution. The new constitution should be in line with the Kenyan constitution and the Sports Act. The committee also wants the running of the league to be reverted back to a Limited company.

Amina to consult with the President on the way forward

The Cabinet Secretary is expected to consult President Uhuru Kenyatta on the way forward. Ms Mohamed was upbeat that the sports sector can be streamlined effectively in the country.

We love this game too much to let it continue as it is, we must usher in a new era, an era of patriotism more than anything else. Seeing your team play at the national level is an act of patriotism and loving your country and it is for that reason that we could not sit back and watch things go downhill

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From the turnout during the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday, it is clear that we all love football dearly and that all of us without exception are in support of its growth and development and I do not believe anything else will make Kenyans happier than to see their local leagues managed professionally and well and our national teams shinning on the world stage. To achieve this, we need to first put our own house in order, if our house is not in order we will not achieve that.

Meanwhile, the ongoing impasse between the government and FIFA means that Harambee Stars won't participate in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. CAF had given clear orders for FKF to set its house in order two weeks before the opening game against Cameroon.

Source: Sports Brief News