Kenya's Sports Ministry to summon referee over bribery claims

Marwa was caught on tape receiving a Sh 60,000 bribe

Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa said Marwa will be probed alongside officials from Football Kenya Federation in what is part of a wider investigation into bribery and match fixing claims in the local football league.

“We have summoned the football officials and we are waiting for them to tell us exactly what happened. As a ministry we believe that we will take action against the referee,” Echesa said.

Caught on camera

Marwa, who was picked as an assistant referee in the Russia 2018 World Cup, was caught on camera receiving Sh60,000 ($600) from a reporter posing as a Ghanaian club official.

He was part of an undercover investigation by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas who filmed more than 100 African football officials accepting cash in apparent violation of the rules of the sport.

The 41-year old was among a host of four other referees picked from Africa to officiate in the sporting event slated for June 14-July 15.


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