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Sports CS Amina Dismantles FKF, Names Caretaker Committee (LIST)

She has also appointed a caretaker committee to run the FKF, to be chaired by retired Justice Aaron Ringera.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has disbanded the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

She has also appointed a caretaker committee to run the FKF, to be chaired by retired Justice Aaron Ringera.

Other members of the committee include General Retired Moses Oyugi, Fatma Adan, Philip Musyimi, Anthony Isayi, Elisha Kiplagat and Hassan Haji.

Others are Fredrick Tureisa, Mwangi Muthee, Neddy Atieno, Ali Amour, Titus Kasuve, Richard Omwela, Bobby Ogolla and JJ Masiga.

Justice Aaron Ringera. /DAILY NATION

CS Amina had on Thursday morning, November 11 named the committee promptly after receiving the audit report on FKF from Sports Registrar Rose Wasike.

She had earlier in the day snubbed summons from the Senate, where she was set to appear before the Social and Welfare Committee chaired by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

She also appealed to world football governing body FIFA not to ban Kenya, but to rather “help the government clean up the mess in football.”

The move comes hours before Harambee Stars is scheduled to play Uganda Cranes in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende from 4 pm.

The Senate had on Tuesday, November 2 probed the orders by CS Amina to audit FKF which ignited a heated debate regarding the motive born by the ministry.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei had argued that CS Amina had presided over the mega corruption in the Sports Ministry and had asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to allocate her lighter duties or sack her.

“Can you believe in Ksh40 billion sports fund, they have allocated Ksh31 billion for Woodball, Kung Fu Ksh81 billion, yet things like rugby, athletes and football, have not been well funded,” Cherargei ranted.

Cherargei went on to state that a number of sports stadia in Kenya have been allocated billions of shillings but are yet to be completed, adding that other stadia that had gobbled up millions still could not meet Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) standards.

“The same stadia have been banned. They cannot even host friendly matches,” Cherargei paused.

He further noted that the directive by the ministry to ban FKF is an interruption of sports, warning that the move could risk Kenya being hit by FIFA with a ban.

The lawmaker stated that many youths who are making a living through sports could have their careers be put in danger in the event it happens.

Image of Nyayo National Stadium. /FILE

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