Sports CS Amina backs new FKF Transition Committee chair Oyugi

Sports Heritage and Culture Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed speaking during the commissioning of Mamboleo Show ground in Kisumu into Jomo Kenyata International Stadium on June 24th 2020. (Collins Oduor, Standard)

Sports CS Amina Mohamed on Monday affirmed her strong support of the newly appointed Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee chair Retired Major General Maurice Oyugi.

Speaking after receiving an interim report from the outgoing chairman and retired judge Justice Aaron Ringera at Kasarani stadium, Amina lauded the team for laying in place a concrete foundation and well-structured policies geared towards restoring order and promoting growth and development of Kenyan football.

"This work you have done is a turning point to the success of our football. Initially there were reports of conflict of interest between clubs, branches and the Kandanda House based federation something you've done well in putting in place measures that would iron it out.”

“Even though we will treat this as an interim report, it will form the basis of the final detailed document which will move us to next level of football administration in Kenya," affirmed the CS.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed via Gazette notice dated 16 June extended the mandate of Committee which had ended on 14 June for the next two months

She reiterated her confidence in the team which will see Maj General (Rtd) Maurice Oyugi replaces Justice (Rtd) Ringera as the new chairman to be deputised by former Kenya Rugby Union chairman Mwangi Muthee.

Ringera is exiting because of other related-government commitments highlighted the achievements attained by the committee including training of referees and delivery of FKF Constitution, which was validated by delegates on June 11 during the General Assembly at Kasarani stadium.

"Match officials including referees were paid in time despite earlier impediments of them having given wrong accounts which was eventually sorted.

"We have delivered FKF constitution which will guide running of football operations in the country. This document will shape Kenyan soccer through providing a roadmap towards elections to get new officials at the helm of the federation" said Ringera.

"I have worked with Justice Ringera for many years and he's a man of integrity who has done extremely well in his previous capacities. I thank him for sacrificing his time and valuable knowledge to help us put things in order.”

“Despite his non-football background, he did well to get us the new constitution which would be key in our bid to streamline  operations, promote accountability and transparency, end corruption and ensure compliance with the rule of law,” said Amina.

The Transition Committee came into office on May 13, replacing the FKF Caretaker Committee, which had been at the helm for six months since Mohamed disbanded the Nick Mwendwa-led federation last November.