Problems at the outgoing Football Kenya Federation office continue to pile every single day.
The latest one regards Harambee Starlets players who played in the 2018 Cecafa Women’s Senior Challenge Cup who have not been paid their dues and have raised the matters with Rigena Human Rights Organisation.
The organisation has acknowledged receipt of complaints by players, who have been reportedly victimised and is keen on helping them get their dues.
“It is derisive and/or absurdity and all particulars well within your knowledge as the federation completely erroneous and irregular with no legal backing ostensibly aimed only to prejudice the girls who are in need,” read the letter signed by its chairman Thomson Kerongo obtained by SPORTS AFRICA.
“This has subjected more players to worrying situations. Our instructions and demands that you do an immediate payment of all the outstanding arrears of Cecafa 2018 of Harambee Starlets and forthwith stoppage of victimization of the aforesaid players unconditionally in the next 14 days.
“Unless we receive a positive response for onward transmission to the players, we shall petition in the Employment Court for redress in the interest of players without any reference to you whatsoever.”
The organization has pointed out harassment by the outgoing office including victimisation.
“Information filtering to the public that Harambee Stars 2018 Cecafa players are undergoing mistreatment as some of the players are not in the current team.
“The federation called up a new set of girls when the older girls went on a go-slow over unpaid allowances, sought redress at the time, and on several occasions over the past years, you shift the blame to the Ministry of Sports.
“Nobody appears to follow up for them and no one communicates to them upon several attempts to be paid their dues hence jeopardizing the innocent girls.
“With great concern, the civil society has realized and after investigating the matter it is so doleful the manner in which these players are handled with discourtesy and does not meet the threshold and is contrary to the new constitution of Kenya 2010.”
Reportedly, each member of the 2018 Cecafa squad received a paltry KSh15,000 and are owed Ksh120,000 which has not been paid to date.
The competition was held in Rwanda.
FKF have not commented on the issue.