FKF vindicates Muthomi, but is not taking him back as CEO

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 16:56 |

Immediate former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chief Executive
Officer Robert Muthomi has been given a clean bill of health following
claims of abuse of office after local football club Sofapaka accused
him for aiding their striker John Avire to travel to Egypt where he
illegally joined second division side Tanta FC.

Despite finding him innocent on the allegation, FKF maintained that
they will not re-appoint him in any administration position at the

“Muthomi is not returning as the federation CEO. He left by mutual
consent and we wish him well,” said a senior federation official who
sought anonymity.

Muthomi said: “I am happy that I have come out clean and I'm not
interested in returning to my previous position. I already made the
decision after consulting federation president Nick Mwendwa especially
after it turned out that the allegations were brought about by

He added: “The job gave me a lot of experience, networks and friends
globally and I will use these connections to help develop Kenyan
football at a different capacity. I'm, however, not going to vie for
any elective position during the forth coming polls.”

According to a ruling released by the FKF disciplinary committee
yesterday, Muthomi's personal assistant is the one who authored the
letter addressed to the Egyptian Embassy on July 12, 2019 referring to
Avire and one Augustine Ramaita as football fans  seeking visas to
travel and watch Africa Cup of Nations. The committee claim that the
assistant after authoring the letter, used Muthomi's electronic
signature to sign off the letter.

“Having considered all the evidence laid before the committee, the
committee is of the view that in the broad sense there was
insufficient adduce evidence to the effect that Muthomi abused
office,” said the statement.

It added: “Muthomi's allegation that it was his personal assistant who
drafted and signed off the letter exhibits weaknesses in the system.
The committee recommends the implementation of systems that will work
towards sealing these loopholes. One way of doing this is the creation
of a register for e-signatures.”

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