The embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairperson Nick Mwendwa says he does not recognise the caretaker committee formed by the Ministry of Sports to run football in the country.
In a press conference at La Mada Hotel, Mwendwa has vowed to oppose the take-over of FKF by a caretaker committee appointed by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
He says FKF will continue to be in charge of football in the country.
“In the haste of trying to replace us she (CS Amina Mohammed) has gone to the extent of appointing an active player in the so-called caretaker committee on the back of graft investigations. We reject and rebuke it,” said Mwendwa.
Mwendwa said FKF reports to its regulator, FIFA, and not the Ministry of Sports.
He said FKF was only answerable to its regulator, FIFA, and the Ministry of Sports had no authority over its affairs.
“FKF conforms to FIFA statutes. We reject this move by the Sports ministry to disband the federation. No football member should uphold or listen to them,” said Mwendwa.
This comes after Sports CS appointed a caretaker committee to conduct all the FKF affairs for the next six-month.
This is after Amina disbanded the FKF that is led by Nick Mwendwa and appointed the committee chaired by retired judge Aaron Ringera to mandate the country’s football business.
The FKF was disbanded following an audit report which was recommended by an inspection committee the CS formed to investigate the national football organization that is facing allegations of corruption.