Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has appointed head of Communications and Marketing at FKF Barry Otieno as the new CEO following Robert Muthomi’s decision to step aside.
On Sunday, Muthomi stepped aside from the position he had occupied since February 2016 over abuse of office allegations leveled against him by Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa. Kalekwa accused the administrator of attempting to sell his striker to an unnamed Egyptian club without the consent of the club.
Muthomi has vehemently denied any involvement in the saga although a letter he wrote to the Egyptian embassy requesting the embassy to grant the forward a visa has since surfaced. FKF announced that it will be investigating him and he has since opted to step aside.
Mwendwa has now announced that Otieno, a communication expert will occupy Muthomi’s position until investigations into his conduct as finalized and a decision made. Otieno has been head of communication since 2016 when Mwendwa was elected FKF president.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars has intensified preparations for the upcoming CHAN match against Tanzania. Stars is currently camping in readiness for the two-legged qualification tie against Taifa Stars. The first leg will be played in Tanzania on July 28th while the second leg will be staged on August 4th in Nairobi.
“Of course it’s going to be tough against Tanzania. Most of the players they had at AFCON were local based and more experienced. We are working on building team spirit and I am confident that we will do well,” Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne stated on Sunday.