- The Sports CS on Thursday, November 11, disbanded the Football Kenya Federation
- A caretaker committee was immediately formed with a six-month mandate to be chaired by retired Justice Aaron Ringera
- It is alleged that the FKF, led by Nick Mwendwa, misappropriated up to KSh 244 million meant to go towards Harambee Stars preparations for AFCON 2019
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has formed a caretaker committee to run the Football Kenya Federation, thereby throwing the reign of Nick Mwendwa as president of the federation to an end.
TUKO.co.ke has learnt that the CS acted after receiving an audit report of the federation on Tuesday, November 9.
The caretaker committee will be chaired by retired judge and former director at the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Aaron Ringera and will be in charge of the federation's affairs for the next six months.
“The registrar has forwarded the report to my office with recommendations that DCI, NIS and EACC carry out further investigation to establish the extent to which misappropriation of funds at FKF may have occurred with a view of prosecuting those who may be found culpable,” Amina said on Thursday.
The CS also invited the DCI,NIS and the EACC to carry out further investigations to determine the extent to which misappropriation of funds might have occured.
End of the road for Nick Mwendwa
The Nick-Mwendwa-run federation has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, and it was only in October that the Sports Cabinet Secretary ordered an audit.
Mwendwa stood accused of alleged misappropriation of up to 244.59 million meant for the preparations of Harambee Stars for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.
The FKF boss has also been on the spot over the dismal performances of the Harambee Stars which saw their World Cup dream come to a crashing end after back to back defeats by Mali in the qualifiers.
More to follow...
Source: Sports Brief News