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Kenya Government Reinstates Disbanded Kenyan FA Executive

The Kenyan government has lifted the suspension of Football Kenya Federation’s National Executive Committee and Secretariat in a bid to convince the world football governing body FIFA to lift the country’s ban from international football.

FIFA suspended Kenya from international competitions in February, citing government interference in the running of the national federation.

This followed the suspension of the Nick Mwenda-led FKF executive committee in November last year by then Minister of Sports Amina Mohamed.

The former Minister Amina had set up a so-called “transation committee” to administer football in the country as well as a task force to create disciplinary, governance and auditing mechanisms.

However, the newly appointed Sports Minister Ababu Namwamba has spoken to football stakeholders and they have resolved the standoff.

“FKF will communicate to Fifa regarding the understanding between them and the government on conditions that we have set. They have been put down by FKF and will be conveyed to FIfa shortly,”  said Namwamba.

Namwamba added that both parties have agreed that FKF president Nick Mwendwa will stay away from the federation until he clears his name in court.

“Mwendwa has acknowledged that he has a court case that needs to be resolved. In the meantime, the team led by Barry (Otieno) and Doris (Petra) will roll football in the country.”

“We expect that Fifa will respond with speed to the communication which will be released to them after this presser. We will continue to engage Fifa even on other issues,” added Namwamba.



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