The Kenya Football Welfare Association (KEFWA) demand answers from FKF CEO Robert Muthomi who took a personal interest in sofapaka player and Harambee stars player Mr John Avire’s case and not the hundreds of cases of players presented to the FKF desk over employment related disputes.
The KEFWA secretary general had personally presented 10 urgent cases to FKF CEO Muthomi in August 2017 which CEO Muthomi promised to work on them but 2 years down the line and still no action was taken.
What caught the attention of the KEFWA is the immediate Advice of FKF CEO Muthomi on course of action on John Avire complains of not receiving payment from Sofapaka for the last three months bringing Avire’s contract to an end .
The news on John Avire hit the headlines when Muthomi was accused of trying to illegally sell the Sofapaka striker behind the club’s back.
A letter, claimed to have been signed by Muthomi and addressed to Egyptian Embassy seeking striker John Avire be granted a visa to go watch the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, infuriated Sofapaka, who in turn wrote a protest letter to FKF President Nick Mwendwa.
Sofapaka’s attention were raised by the fact that Avire was seeking the visa as a fan alongside Augustine Ramaita, a renowned player agent.
FKF admitted to having received the complaint from Sofapaka and promised to investigate the matter leading to FKF CEO Robert Muthomi stepping aside over the alligations to allow room for investigations.
Football Kenya Federation Communication manager Barry Otieno will take over as the Chief Executive Officer CEO in an acting capacity.
What KEFWA concern is ,why only Avire? What about all the hundred of players whose cases are still on FKF’s desks?
The KEFWA is also glad that the FKF CEO took this route only to act as a catalyst to speed up in establishing a National Dispute and Resolution Chamber (NDRC) and also have time to hear hundreds of cases presented to the FKF desk.
By ARNOLD OLANDO