FKF CEO Robert Muthomi has stepped aside to allow investigations over his alleged involvement in Sofapaka’s forward John Avire transfer saga to an Egyptian Club.
This comes just hours after FKF President Nick Mwendwa called for a presser tomorrow to address the issue, with claims that the Muthomi is facing the sack.
However, Muthomi insisted that he has not resigned as the Secretary General and CEO of FKF. In the press statement, Muthomi stated that the decision to step aside and pave way for investigations was for his own integrity, and that of the FKF office.
Here is the full press statement;
In view of the on-going debate and conversations in regards to the allegations made by SofaPaka FC
on my purported involvement in the transfer of player John Avire, I have this morning requested
the FKF President to allow me step aside for investigations to commence.
While I have outmost faith in the independence and competence of the FKF judicial process as
earlier stated, I realize that for my own integrity and that of the office of the FKF General Secretary,
as well as the greater football public a thoroughly credible process has to be undertaken.
I am also convinced that this is the best course of action both for public confidence on myself and
the institution that is FKF.
I am cognizant of the fact that my continued execution of the role of General Secretary while this
process is ongoing may be seen as an attempt to circumvent or influence the investigation process.
Nonetheless, I would like to reiterate that I have not resigned my position as General Secretary and
CEO of FKF, and that I believe at the end of the investigation I shall be vindicated and cleared of
these malicious accusations.
Due to the sensitive nature of this allegations I trust that the FKF President will move quickly to
expedite the investigation process with a view of ensuring justice and fairness for all.
In the meantime, I will take this opportunity to spend more time with my family in what has been a
very busy year, this even as I look forward to resuming my duties in the near future.
I will not be making further comments on this matter until the judicial process has concluded.