Veteran football administrator Sam Nyamweya has asked the government to intervene and institute a legal process against Football Kenya Federation officials led by Nick Mwendwa for misappropriation of funds.
The FKF is currently under pressure following reports former coach Sebastien Migne is contemplating suing them after failing to settle his dues.
The former FKF president believes Fifa should force the outgoing officials to pay former coaches Adel Amrouche, Bobby Williamson and Migne from their pockets.
He has also voiced his concern regarding players’ 2019 Afcon bonuses and asked the government to freeze FKF accounts to avoid further damage.
Here is the full statement signed by Nyamweya and obtained by SPORTS AFRICA.
“Latest reports attributed to former Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne claiming he is owed money by the Football Kenya Federation should not come as a surprise.
“It confirms what is already in the public domain that the FKF mishandled monies meant for the national team Harambee Stars for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt.
“Migne says he is owed winning bonuses for the victory of the Harambee Stars against Tanzania during the competition stage in Egypt.
“One year since the team played in the tournament, even the players are yet to get the bonuses of KSh250, 000 each promised to them.
“The office of FKF held by Nick Mwendwa has become notorious for not paying coaches their dues.
“As it stands now, Kenya may be struck out of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup because of the federation’s failure to pay former coach Adel Amrouche.
“Bobby Williamson , too, is demanding his dues from the federation’s after his dismissal four years ago. Add that to the latest case of Migne.
“We, the stakeholders of Kenyan football now call upon FIFA to force the federation’s to pay the three coaches soonest. We further implore on Fifa not to allow Mwendwa and his team to use the Development fund to pay the coaches.
“Already the federation has accountability issues with regards to the purchase of the OB van from Fifa funds. This money was meant for football development in the country but was misappropriated by the federation.
“We also ask the government to institute a legal process against the outgoing federation officials for misappropriation of funds meant for football development and failing to account for the KSh250 million accorded to them for the 2019 Afcon.
“Further, the federation officials must be forced to pay the coaches from their pockets and not from federation coffers failure to which their properties should be attached to recover the monies misappropriated.
“The government should act fast and freeze all federation accounts to stem further plundering of money.
“Our advise to Amrouche, Williamson and Migne is to sue individuals of the federation so that the courts can force them to pay from their own pockets.”