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Kenya Football Association President Reinstated

The president of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nick Mwendwa is back in office in a development that is expected to result in the lifting of sanctions imposed by FIFA.

In 2021, Mwendwa was suspended after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed ordered investigations into the federation’s finances.

FIFA responded by banning Kenya from all international football competitions citing government interference in running the game in the East African country.

The Kenyan government appointed a transition committee to take over the operations at KFK but FIFA disowned the committee.

Following six months of investigation, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) withdrew charges levelled against the FA boss, allowing him to resume his duties.

In a letter addressed to FIFA, Mwendwa confirmed that he has resumed his duties at KFK. He wrote:

Reference is made to my letter dated November 29, 2021, with regard to the interim transfer of my powers and responsibilities as FKF President to the FKF Vice President.

In this regard, following the withdrawal of charges by the Directorate of Public Prosecution on July 8, 2022, I hereby wish to inform your good office that I have resumed my duties as the FKF president, with immediate effect, in accordance with Article 42 of the FKF constitution (2017).

Once FIFA acknowledges the letter, the sanctions against the Kenyan FA will be lifted.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is still banned after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) failed to meet FIFA’s orders to reinstate suspended ZIFA president Felton Kamambo.

Both Zimbabwe and Kenya were banned from international football at FIFA’s Congress held in March in Qatar. | Soccer24

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