A report by the special investigations committee formed by Sports CS Amina Mohammed to probe claims of financial impropriety in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) reveals over Ksh.550 million allocated to the body as grants from the national government could not be accounted for.
The inspection committee report not only reveals there were no available documents to support the expenditure of Ksh.513 million between December 18, 2017, and October 13, 2021, but also says the body made fictitious withdrawals of Ksh.29.5 million within a month (April and May this year) and transferred Ksh.8.5 million to Nick Mwendwa’s private bank accounts, between March and May this year.
Other than the ousted FKF president, authorized signatories for the body’s bank accounts are Christine Akumu Ojude, Barry Omondi Otieno, Chris Amino, and Doris Petra.
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Among the questionable expenditure listed by the inspection committee in its report include Ksh.218.8 million allocated to facilitate Harambee Stars during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Ksh.40 million channeled to the federation to fund the CECAFA tournament in November and December 2017, and Ksh.27.9 million allocated to the sponsorship of Harambee Starlets participation in CECAFA championships all which could not be accounted for.
The committee also reported unavailability of documents to account for Ksh.25.7 million allocated to facilitation of Harambee Stars AFCON qualifier match against Ghana.
Similar, observations were made over Ksh.22.8 million for sponsorship of Harambee Stars matches against Swaziland and Equitorial Guinea.
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FKF has been pressed to explain how a Ksh.20 million grant to host the CECAFA tournament in November and December 2017 was used. Similar questions posed on the Ksh.16.9 million allocated to facilitate the national women’s team home and away matches against Equitorial Guinea, as well as Ksh.15.9 million sponsorship of the under 20 men national team’s home and away matches against Rwanda.
Also questioned by the inspection team is how a Ksh.13.4 million funding of Harambee Stars qualifier match against Uganda in 2018 was spent.