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Don’t honour Senate summons, National Assembly tells Sports CS

The National Assembly has questioned the capacity of the Senate to conduct an inquiry on the standoff between the Ministry of Sports and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

The Senate standing committee on Labour and Social Welfare had on Tuesday last week summoned the CS to appear before it to answer queries over her directive to the sports registrar to undertake an inspection of Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

But in a sharp rejoinder, their counterparts at the National Assembly have disagreed with the decision saying Senate lacks constitutional mandate and authority to initiate such a process.

Led by Webuye West Member of Parliament and former Volleyballer Dan Wanyama, they urged the National Assembly Sports Committee to take up the matter and investigate claims of embezzlement of funds meant to help in the growth of soccer in Kenya.

Already the CS has disbanded Football Kenya Federation and appointed a caretaker committee to run football in Kenya for the next six months.

This follows recommendations of an audit report she had directed the Registrar of Sports Rose Wasike to undertake on Football Kenya Federation pursuant to Section 52 (1) of the Sports Act (2013) following reports of deterioration of the state of football management in Kenya.

On his part, embattled FKF boss Nick Mwendwa has vowed to stay put saying they will continue discharging their duties despite the orders to remove them from office.

Written by: KNA

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