NAIROBI, March 1 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has appointed Robert Muthomi as the new Chief Executive Officer replacing Michael Esakwa.
Also joining the Team Change regime is Christine Ojode who will serve as the Finance Director while Phoebe Amuyunzu has been engaged as Head of Competitions Manager, the same role she held while at the Kenyan Premier League.
FKF boss Nick Mwendwa who made the appointments on Tuesday, said the trio will bring on board professionalism in football administration as he aims to bring sanity to the federation that has in the past had its reputation tainted by mismanagement and embezzlement of funds.
“The appointment of the three is a clear indication of my team’s commitment to inject professionalism into the management of football in Kenya. It reinforces our pledge to overhaul and reshape the administration of football in the country. Equally, it denotes that we will be an employer who embraces diversity and equal opportunity for all.
“Getting the right people for the job is not only key for the federation but for countrywide programs. The other key enablers are integrity, accountability, systems and clear structures, teamwork and partnerships,” Mwendwa announced.
Muthomi, the Nakuru AllStars chairman will be tasked to deliver the strategic plan, coordination and essentially manage the day-to-day running of the secretariat.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Botany from Egerton University and also a graduate in Sports and Business Management from Wits Business School in South Africa.
Ojode on the other hand, who has a Masters in Finance and Degree in Accounting, is tasked with one of Federation’s key portfolio where his core duty will be to manage the funds.
To earn the job, Ojode went through a vetting process from the world governing body FIFA whose officials took a keen interest in her role to ensure the right person is given the job.
Before her appointment, she headed Finance Operations at the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC).
The league competitions desk will see Amuyunzu bring in wealth of experience to oversee the administration of the game by liaising with all affiliated leagues which include the National Super League, Division One and Two as well as the Women’s Premier League.
In addition to her duties, she will serve as the FKF Transfer Management System (TMS) boss whereby she will manage the administration player’s registrations and transfers while processing of international transfer certificates of professional players through FIFA’s TMS.
The FKF President also announced that the Federation will in the next month embark on the search for a professional to undertake the role of a communications and public affairs officer and the technical docket.