Ruto finally settles Sh50 million "debt"

A promise delivered

DP William Ruto during a past address (Twitter)

A promise is a debt and Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday settled the Sh50 million agreement he had made to the Harambee Stars team.

On Monday, Sports PS Karimi Kaberia had confirmed that the government had released finances to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

“It’s a promise and we are glad it made the boys work hard. I can tell you they are very happy and we now look forward to preparing the team well for the Nations Cup in Egypt,” remarked Kaberia.

The federation through a statement, asserted that the money from the DP had been wired to the accounts of all the players and technical bench who participated in the qualification process.

“These payments have been done on the basis of appearances by each player during the qualification campaign.

“The highest paid (player) has received Sh1 million while the lowest paid will take home about Sh280,000. We signed a contract with these players and they know how much to expect,” stated FKF media officer Barry Otieno.

Ruto promises national team Sh50 million

In December 2018, Ruto had promised to award the money to the national team if they secured qualification to the 2019 African Nations Cup that would take place in Egypt.

During the making of the promise, Kenya had crucial matches against Ghana and Ethiopia in order to secure progression.

Kenya beat Ethiopia 3-0 at the Kasarani Stadium last year, a win that took them close to qualification.

The decision by FIFA to suspend Sierra Leone from the qualifiers, ensured that Kenya would participate in the continental competition for the first time since 2004.


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