Nick Mwendwa was paid Ksh50,000 daily during Afcon - Expose uncovers

Trouble in FKF

FKF president Nick Mwendwa

An expose by the Daily Nation has claimed that Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa was paid Ksh50,000 daily during Afcon.

This amount is said to be the highest allowance that any senior government officials receive while on duty.

His deputy, Doris Petra, was paid Ksh45,000 daily, while each of the eight National Executive Committee (NEC) members who travelled for Afcon was rewarded with Ksh40,000 for every night spent.

In the expose, Mr Mwendwa is also alleged to have ferried dozens of his staff, including his personal assistant, to watch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Officials who went to Cairo are NEC members Chris Amimo, Joseph Andere, Muriithi Nabea and Tony Kweya and Nairobi East Branch Chairman Michael Ouma.

Accounting for disputed cash

Others include Mwendwa’s personal assistant (PA) Sylvia Mumbua, Muthomi’s PA Juliet Nyambura, Frank Ogolla, the federation’s head of competitions, and finance director Christine Ojode.

For the 13 days that Harambee Stars were in Cairo, FKF is said to have spent almost Ksh5 million to pay its staff, most of whom had no role to play in Egypt.

He is also pressed to account for an Outside Broadcasting Van the federation bought with funds from world governing body Fifa to the tune of Ksh135 million.

Mwendwa and his team have been put to task to account for Ksh244 million received from the government to prepare Harambee Stars for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year.

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