The Directorate of Criminal Investigations opens FKF investigations

Senior Sports Secretary Joe Okudo has confirmed that the Criminal Investigation Directorate (DCI) has been given the green light to investigate the Kenya Football Federation and its chairman Nick Mwendwa on how a sum of Ksh. 244.6 million were used.

The government gave the aforementioned money to the federation to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt, where the Harambee Stars played were eliminated in the group stage.

There are also questions about how the pressurized head used Ksh. 11 million of the aforementioned amount, as well as the sum of Ksh 57 million which would have been used in allowances.

What else was said?

“The cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Sports and Heritage also subsequently wrote to the sports registrar to undertake a thorough financial audit of all accounts of the Kenya Football Federation,” Okudo told MPs on Tuesday, as quoted by the Daily business.

“We have also engaged and obtained the support of the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) in our investigations. The federations hid behind the threat to ban government interference in sports federations.

“We wrote to the DCI on October 15, 2019, and there was back and forth because the FKF rushed to court to stop the investigation. However, the court two weeks ago allowed the DCI to enter the FKF saying the federation had a file. Respond. “

Secretary of the Sports Cabinet Amb.  Amina Mohamed addresses the press after her visit to the Harambee Starlets.

Fifa officials arrive in Kenya

Meanwhile, Fifa sent three officials to Kenya just a week after Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohamed ordered a thorough audit of FKF accounts.

The Federation source confirmed to Goal that Fifa is not satisfied with the government’s decision to audit the federation’s accounts and has asked the federation not to disclose its Fifa accounts.

But FKF CEO Barry Otieno denied the above: “It is true that we have a Fifa delegation entering the country today. [Tuesday] for a three-day Fifa mission, “he said Goal.

“The visit was planned in advance and was not occasioned by the recent sports ministry directive to inspect the federation.”

Mark M. Gagnon