The International football governing body, FIFA, has warned Kenya of dire consequences if Nick Mwendwa’s team is not reinstated.
In a letter addressed to Sports CS Amina Mohamed on Sunday November 15, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, asked the CS reinstate embattled FKF president and his team of officials who were kicked out on Thursday last week over allegations of embezzlement of funds.
“Going forward, without prejudice to the allegations that have been raised and any potential trial for offences that may have been committed, FIFA and CAF are asking you to consider the reinstatement of the FKF Executive Committee prior thereto,” part of the letter read.
FIFA warned that Kenya would be banned from International football if the ministry fails to heed to the directive.
Samoura said that the move to disband FKF was an interference of a member association of FIFA. She further said that placing FKF under the caretaker committee was illegal and contrary to its non-interference policy.
FIFA called for an urgent discussion with CS Amina through a virtual meeting to avoid further consequences.
This comes as Mwendwa is arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts over embezzlement of Kshs500 million allocated to FKF.
Mwendwa’s legal team comprises former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) chairman Eric Mutua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior.
The FKF boss was arrested on Friday and spend the weekend in custody with detectives questioning.