- Kenya football stakeholders have written to the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed asking for investigation and prosecution of Nick Mwendwa’s FKF current regime over the alleged lack of transparency.
The Football Stockholders is led by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Presidential aspirants Sam Nyamweya and KPL CEO Jack Oguda.
In the letter dated June 10 to the Sports CS and copied to Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, the stakeholders believe the Federation made double requisition of funds for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) despite Confederation of African Football (Caf) wiring those funds to their accounts.
It’s understood that the Federation asked for money to facilitate the tickets and other amenities that the Football Stakeholders said Caf had catered for all the expenses.
“Caf provided air tickets, accommodation and local transport to all participating teams in the 2019 Afcon championship including our national football team Harambee Stars. Therefore requisition of funds for the same from the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage was fraudulent and unethical,” part of the letter reads.
The stakeholders said FKF has not released the accounts and financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019, the delay is suspicious and is a cover and a ploy.
They have now made their demands including investigating the Federation and prosecution of the officials if found guilty of fraud, misappropriation, and theft of public funds.
“We the football stakeholders, therefore, demand that Nick Mwendwa and Barry Otieno account for the grants given to FKF by Caf for 2019 Afcon…, make public the requisition of funds and the budget sent to the Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage for the 2019 Afcon…, release and make public the FKF accounts and Financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019,” said in the letter.
“Demand that the Directorate of Criminal investigations investigates and prosecutes Nick Mwendwa and his cohorts for fraud, misappropriation, and theft of public funds.
“Demand that the EACC investigates Nick Mwendwa and cohorts for unethical and corrupt practices.
“Demand that the Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage ceases any further disbursements of funds to Football Kenya Federation until and after accounting for the grants issued hitherto,” the part letter reads.
Stakeholders who append their signatures in the letter include Twaha Mbarak, Stephen Mburu, Angeline Elijah, and Andrew Amukowa.