The Football Kenya Federation main offices located at Kasarani Goal Project in Nairobi have been re-opened after approximately 313 days of closure.
The particular work station for Kenya’s FA was shut down in November 2021 after the resignation of FKF President Nick Mwendwa who was implicated in an alleged graft scandal.
A day after Kenya’s new government was put in place on September 13th in regards to the August 9th general election, Nick Mwendwa vowed to come back stronger under the regime of President William Ruto.
This is after the state cleared him of his charges during the reign of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed.
“FIFA, CAF, Harambee Stars, Harambee Starlets, the Premier League, all leagues, grassroots football, coaches, referees and all officials. Get ready for the pre-season. Here is the deal. From tomorrow train hard, in one month or so the season will be back,” Mwendwa said.
Mwemdwa has further promised to ensure the lift of the current suspension of Kenya from international football by FIFA as soon as possible.
In a letter to FIFA president Gianni Infantino dated September 8, Mwendwa called for a National Executive Committee meeting in the Kenyan capital to discuss the way forward of football resumption in the country in line with FIFA regulations.
“Following the withdrawal of charges by the Directorate of Public Prosecution on July 8, I hereby wish to inform your good office that I have resumed my duties as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president, with immediate effect, in accordance with Article 42 of the FKF constitution (2017),” Mwendwa said in the letter.
“The federation has made significant progress towards complying with the FIFA directive of February 24, with a meeting scheduled in the coming days with the newly elected Kenyan government, to actualize the lifting of the FIFA suspension and Kenya’s return to international football,” he added.
Meanwhile, the FKF Premier League Caretaker Committee has scheduled 01 October 2022 as the official commencement date of the 2022/23 FKF Premier League season.
However, reports say FKF clubs have unanimously decided not to play in any league that is not recognised by FIFA as the ban is still in existence.