Anti-Mwendwa ‘Gang’ Plotting Coup at FKF Ahead of Elections

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Opponents and critics of Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa are hell-bent to see the youthful administrator out of office before the slated December 7 elections.

A highly placed source has told Opera News that the aspirants strongly believe that Mwendwa has misappropriated public funds to an extent he should not sit in the office anymore.

Following the allegation of misappropriation of Sh135 million in the OB van debacle which recently erupted-putting the federation on the spot, the opponents now want global football governing body FIFA to form a normalization committee to run affairs of the local federation until investigations are completely done and a report is presented.

They also insist that Mwendwa shall have failed the test of the country’s Chapter Six of the Constitution and therefore ineligible to vie for any public seat.

FIFA had asked for a report on the OB van purchase raising further eyebrows but Mwendwa had insisted that everything was in check.

“Fifa has been notified of the non-delivery of the FKF broadcast vans. In this respect, we are waiting to receive a full report from the FKF’s lawyers on this matter,” A Fifa spokesman said on Friday.

“Before the payment (to WTS Broadcast), Fifa came to Nairobi, inspected the van, okayed the project and made the payment,” Mwendwa was quoted as saying.

“WTS were put into administration after being sued by HSBC bank for failure to honour its financial obligations. WTS’ assets were frozen and therefore made it impossible for them to deliver the van on agreed time,” he added.

Three FKF presidential aspirants led by former Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga have also ramped up the pressure on incumbent Mwendwa to come clean.

“There is more than meets the eye. We read a lot of cover-up on the Sh135million Outside Broadcast when you put into context upcoming FKF elections with a flawed FKF electoral Code and a conflicted Elections board that has a sitting member of the Sports Disputes Tribunal Elynah Shiveka,” Akaranga said.

Akaranga, who was accompanied by immediate former FKF president Sam Nyamweya and former FKF Western Branch chairman Andrew Amukowa said, “We will take them to the Sports Tribunal, Caf or even Fifa. We cannot go into an election which is already predetermined using a flawed Electoral Code.”

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