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FKF CEO steps aside to be investigated

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) CEO Robert Muthomi has stepped aside amid mounting pressure on accusations that he was aiding the transfer of Kenyan international John Avire.

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In a letter, he stated that he looks forward to resuming his duties as soon as he will be cleared.

“In view of the on-going debate and conversations in regards to the allegations made by Sofapaka 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. I look forward to resuming my duties in the near future,” the statement read in part.

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Avire is yet to resume training with Sofapaka and Sofapaka have accused FKF of interfering with their player.

“How can the FKF CEO write him a letter claiming that he is going to Egypt as a fan, yet the club is waiting for him to report for preseason training? Avire was at Muthomi’s office last Thursday and they even left together in his car. What was he doing with my player?” Sofapaka Chairman Elly Kalekwa stated in an interview.

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