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Nyamweya named in EACC dossier


NYAMWEYA-NOCKNAIROBI, Kenya, March 31 – Football Kenya Federation president, Sam Nyamweya is among those named in the confidential dossier prepared by Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) and submitted to parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Nyamweya is alleged to have embezzled federation funds however; the report cites the matter as being under investigation.

However, in response to the matter, Nyamweya dismissed the EACC probe on the federation, claiming the report is misleading to purport investigate the management of FKF because it’s not a State agency.

“It is common knowledge that FKF is not a State agency and its officials are thus not State officers as per the law. It is in the public domain that allegations of impropriety were made to EACC by suspended officials.

“However, before conclusion of the probe, the complainants withdrew and apologized claiming to have misled to files the charges. It’s therefore misleading for EACC to purport to be investigating the management of football affairs or its leadership,” Nyamweya said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Head of State submitted the dossier to parliament on Thursday after delivering his State of the nation address and called on those mention to leave office for 60 days to facilitate investigations.

Suspended FKF officials, vice president Sammy Shollei and Coast NEC member Hussein Terry as well as his Nyanza counterpart Tom Alila, filed the case to EACC accusing the federation for misappropriation of funds from annual world governing body Fifa’s grant.

A year later, Terry dropped the case after touring Fifa headquarters in Zurich saying he was advised by the world governing body to settle the dispute in the court of Arbitration.