Veteran Kenyan football administrator Sam Nyamweya is seeking legal redress after alleging a rival is using fake Twitter accounts under his name to discredit him.
The former Football Kenya Federation president has revealed that the fake account has been set up to tarnish his name ahead of FKF presidential elections and as result his brand is being misrepresented.
“The here below enumerated Twitter accounts bearing my photo and my name are fraudulent, fictitious, deceptive and set up by imposters out to malign, misinform, and misrepresent my personal brand,” Nyamweya said in a statement obtained by SPORTS AFRICA.
“The matter has been reported to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the cybercrime unit and the sleuths are hot on the heels of the suspected imposters and will be soon apprehended and arraigned before a court of law.
“Similarly, Twitter has been notified of the same and remedial action is underway. In the meantime, please disregard anything that comes from these accounts: 1. SamNyamweya. MBS @SamNyamweyaMBS, 2. Sam Nyamweya, @NyamweyaSam 3. Sam Nyamweya @samnyamweya1.”
Nyamweya is aiming to dislodge the incumbent Nick Mwendwa from the federation’s top seat after accusing him of failing to deliver and throwing football to the dogs.
“I decided to keep silent when I handed over the office to Mwendwa and his team but I am not happy with how things have been going on,” Nyamweya said.
“Our football deserves better management and from the look of things, those in office for the last four years don’t know exactly what to do. I handed over to them a vibrant office but now it is not the same again, I just feel football in Kenya needs experience, and I am here to set the pace and return it to where it belongs.”
Former Cecafa Secretary-General Nicholas Musonye is also targeting the seat alongside Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda.