Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has appointed a transition committee to run the affairs of Kenyan football for the next five weeks.
The transition committee will take over the reigns following the end of the mandate of the caretaker committee that was formed late last year.
CS Amina set up the caretaker committee in November, last year, after she disbanded Football Kenya Federation (FKF) led by Nick Mwendwa over alleged financial irregularities during its tenure.
The new transition committee is largely made up of members from the outgoing Caretaker Committee.
They include Aaron Ringera (chairperson), Maurice Oyugi (vice-chairperson), Ali Amour, Bobby Ogolla, Neddy Atieno, Ceasar Handa, Hassan Haji, J. J. Masiga (Dr.), Michael Muchemi, Rachael Kamweru, Mwangi Muthee and Anthony Isayi.
TV personality Lindah Oguttu will continue to serve in her capacity as the head of the secretariat.
Lorine Nerea and Edward Rombo will serve as secretaries. The Ringera-led secretariat has been running the topflight league, National Super League, Women Premier League, FKF Division One and Division Two leagues.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 54 (1) of the Sports Act, 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage appoints the Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee…,” read the Gazette Notice on Friday.
The transition committee have their work well cut out with their first assignment being that of ensuring the weekend fixtures across all divisions go on as planned.
However, their appointment could signal the end of any expectations of Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars featuring in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which kick off next month in Yaounde Cameroon.
FIFA has since suspended Kenya over what it termed as government interference in the sport.
In a letter addressed to the ministry in early November 2021, FIFA stated it would not recognise the 15-member caretaker committee.
The world football governing body went on to demand that it be scrapped, among other conditions it has set, to reinstate Kenya in international football.