April 21, 2024

Ringera on the wheel - Caretaker Committee reiterates they are in charge

Ringera on the wheel - Caretaker Committee reiterates they are in charge
Aaron Ringera and Amina Mohamed

We therefore wish to clarify that the FKF Caretaker Committee remains in charge of all Football activities and is working round the clock towards the resumption of the various Leagues

The Aaron Ringera led FKF Caretaker Committee has indicated they are in charge of running football affairs in the country. This comes in the wake of a petition filed by the beleaguered FKF President Nicholas Kithuku Mwendwa seeking to stop the Committee's operations.

A statement from Ringera sent out to media houses on Friday 26 November 2021 reads, " The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Caretaker Committee wishes to inform our Stakeholders that we were on 24 November 2021 served with a Petition filed in the High
Court as Case No. E473 OF 2021: Nick Mwendwa and Others versus Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage and Others.

The matter came up for hearing before the High Court on 25 November 2021 for an Application by the Petitioners to interalia stop the operations of the FKF Caretaker Committee. The High Court did not grant any interim orders. A ruling on this matter will be delivered by the Court on 16"* December 2021.

We therefore wish to clarify that the FKF Caretaker Committee remains in charge of all Football activities and is working round the clock towards the resumption of the various Leagues."

Cabinet Secretary for Sports,Culture and Heritage Amina Mohammed disbanded the Nick Mwendwa led Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on 11 November 2021, replacing it with a caretaker committee to run the Kenyan game for the next six months under the stewardship of Justice (Rtd) Aaron Ringera.

In disbanding the FKF, Amina said, “Over the past few years, the Football Kenya Federation has faced several governance issues that have been of great concern to the Ministry."

"First, the Football Kenya Federation has failed to account for all the monies allocated to it by the Government. All beneficiaries of the Fund are as a matter of course trained on how to apply, utilize and account for the funds. The beneficiaries are also aware that they are required to fully disclose any financial assistance received from other sponsors. Football Kenya Federation has fallen short of this requirement.”

Also sitting on the committee are General (Rtd) Moses Oyugi, Fatma Adan, Philip Musyimi Mue, Anthony Isayi, Elisha Chepchieng Kiplagat, Hassan Mahmoud Haji, Frederick Tureisa Lekesike, Mwangi Muthee, Neddy Atieno Okoth, Ali Amour, Titus Kasuve, Richard Omwela, Bobby Ogolla and J.J Masiga.