- There was heavy police presence at Kandanda House, hours after it was announced by the Sports Ministry that the FKF had been disbanded
- According to reports, police were present to show one of the members of the caretaker committee around
- CS Amina Mohammed formed the committee to serve for six months after announcing the disbandment of Nick Mwendwa’s administration
- Mwendwa, meanwhile, held a presser at a different location, maintaining he was still in charge
Kandanda House in Kasarani, which served as the base for Football Kenya Federation operations, was marked with heavy police presence on Thursday, November 11, after the disbandment of the Federation by CS Amina Mohammed.
As reported earlier, the CS resorted to forming a caretaker committee after receiving the report of an audit conducted on FKF boss Nick Mwendwa and his team.
Hours after Mwendwa was ousted, Kenya Police were deployed at Kandanda House, even as Mwendwa maintains his team was still in charge of the Federation.
TUKO.co.ke has since received reports that the Police were present to show Linda Ogutu, one of the members of the caretaker committee, around.
At least 15 policemen were present at the grounds, with instructions to ensure the FKF workers paved way for the caretaker committee set to take over from Friday.
Nick Mwendwa was nowhere to be seen. The embattled FKF president was holding a press conference at a separate location.
“We reject the appointment”
In a fierce response to his ouster, Mwendwa held a press conference at a Nairobi Hotel where he vehemently vowed to fight attempts to eject his administration, which has been at the helm for the last five years.
“I reject the appointment of the 15-member committee to run FKF operations on the back of graft investigations. We won’t accept that decision by the sports ministry,” he said.
The FKF President maintained that he was only answerable to its regulator, FIFA, adding that the Sports Ministry had zero authority over the affairs of the federation.
“FKF conforms to FIFA statutes. We reject this move by the Sports ministry to disband the federation. No football member should uphold or listen to them,” Mwendwa went on.