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Friday May 22, 2020 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Nick Mwendwa, is in deep trouble for looting a whopping Ksh 244 million.
This is after he was grilled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives over the alleged embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.
According to reports, Mwendwa was accompanied by FKF officials to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road, Nairobi, where he was grilled over the expenditure of Ksh 244 million issued to Harambee Stars for preparation for the 2019 AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations).
The allegations against Mwendwa were reportedly raised by the Ministry of Sports under CS Amina Mohammed.
However, FKF officials haverefuted these claims.
Mwendwa was also questioned over the leasing of outside broadcast (OB) communication equipment at approximately Ksh 125 million by the federation.
Reports claim that the football chief was also grilled over a Ksh 4 million invoice FKF sent to the Ministry of Sports ahead of Harambee Stars 2021 AFCON qualification match against Egypt in November 2019.
Another contentious issue Mwendwa was tasked to address was the bonuses awarded to players.
On Wednesday, Harambee Stars Captain, Victor Wanyama, while speaking with Madgoat TV, touched on the sensitive bonus issue which reportedly created a row between players.
Defender Abud Omar had earlier on accused Wanyama and FKF officials of settling on the Afcon allowances package without consulting the rest of the players.
“I have been hot on the heels of the federation to pay players their allowances and meet their promises.”
“I am the kind of a player who will help without necessarily making it public or bragging.”
“I have helped a host of players get deals and fought for their welfare.”
“I think it’s disrespectful for anyone especially a player to point fingers at me.”
“I urge players to remain disciplined both in the changing room and on the pitch,” Wanyama stated
The Kenyan DAILY POST