KTN presenters have landed new tasks after the disbandment of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohamed.
Anchorwoman Linda Ogutu is among the luckiest people as she has landed a role in the football body as the head of the Secretariat. This was confirmed through a report from the Ministry of Sports dated Thursday, November 11.
Linda is expected to head the Secretariat for a period of six months to allow time for inspection of the body which has faced criticism due to the pathetic state of football management across the country.
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Speaking to a local media house, the news anchor confirmed her appointment to the reportedly underhanded FKF.
“It is me who has been appointed to head the caretaker FKF Secretariat. But I have not yet assumed the roles,” she stated.
The head of Sport’s desk at Standard Media Group and Sports Chat host on KTN News Robin Toskin has also been appointed into the Secretariat and he will also serve for six months.
The roles of the caretaker team include overseeing all FKF operations in line with its constitution, coordinating preparations for local and international events, and monitoring the forthcoming FKF election to ensure credible elections after which they will exit office to allow for the elected body to undertake their official duties.
The team led by ousted chairperson Nick Mwendwa has been forced out of office after failing to account for funds allocated to the body and the criteria used to disburse the funds.
“Over the past few years, the Football Kenya Federation has faced several governance issues that have been of great concern to the Ministry. First, the Football Kenya Federation has failed to account for all the monies allocated to it by the Government,” the statement read in part.
“All beneficiaries of the Fund are as a matter of course trained on how to apply, utilize and account for the funds. The beneficiaries are also aware that they are required to fully disclose any financial assistance received from other sponsors. Football Kenya Federation has fallen short of this requirement.”