Sports Ministry Loots Harambee Stars Ksh88 Million Funds

Sports Ministry Loots Harambee Stars Ksh88 Million Funds

The Government has been put on the spot to account for the missing Ksh88 missing that was allegedly disbursed to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to finance Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars.

The government has not been able to account for the money it allegedly claims it remitted to the FKF accounts to cater for the national team preparations.

In a letter addressed to the Sports Cabinet Secretary Dr Amina Mohammed by the federation, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) says it has learnt that the Sports ministry informed the Parliamentary Sports, Culture and Tourism on October 27th, 2021, that the government advanced Ksh433, 500, 000 meant for national  team engagements to the federation.

“Whereas the federation remains grateful for the support the Ministry of Sports  has accorded the Kenya national teams this far, our bank account records indicate that between 2019 and 2021 the federation received and accounted for Ksh355, 512, 205 and not Ksh433, 500, 000 as communicated  by your good self,”said FKF Secretary General Barry Otieno in the letter dated October 27th, 2021.

Otieno requested the Sports ministry and National Sports Fund to furnish FKF with bank details where the more than  Ksh77 million meant to support the national teams were remitted including a Ksh9.5 million that was purportedly  remitted to the federation to support Harambee Stars  in thre CECAFA tournament as the federation has no record of the remittances.