Football Kenya federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has bowed to pressure to have the federation accounts audited.
This come as Sports CS Amina Mohamed direct the audit of FKF accounts
Mwendwa said he will lead the federation and comply with the directive. But he added that he will be guided by the sports act and FIFA statues.
According to the FKF boss, the federation was aware of the powers of the CS as provided for under Article 52(1) of the sports act.
But Mwendwa said FKF wil continue with its mandate of developing football as the during the period of inspection.
“The federation remains wholly committed to the healthy development of football and will continue to undertake football development activities during the said inspection period across the country,” said Mwendwa.
Sports CS Amina Mohamed Friday October 15, 2021 ordered Sports Registrar to audit the FKF accounts.
According to the sports CS, the inspection was to take place under the provisions of the Sports act 2013.
This came hot in heels amidst piling pressure from the football fraternity after Harambee Stars embarrassing perfomance against Mali last week.
Mali won 6-0 in aggregate.
On Thursday, the FKF boss also lost a case in the High Court.
Mwendwa wanted to stop the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from arresting him over alleged misappropriation of funds.
Sources indicate that over Ksh 10 million is alleged to have been misappropriated at FKF.
But 2018/19 Auditor General’s report however indicates Mwendwa received Ksh11 million without proper documentation.
In question also is Ksh 244 million given to FKF for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Mwendwa is also under probe for KSh125 million paid to British firm – WTS Media Group.
The firm has allegedly never delivered Outside Broadcasting equipment even after receiving the money.