As the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) opens investigations into the transfer saga involving Sofapaka player John Avire and FKF official Robert Muthomi, the federation president Nick Mwendwa has announced that Barry Otieno will be the stand-in CEO.
Up until Sunday 21 July, Robert Muthomi held the CEO’s office as well as that of the federation’s General Secretary but he had to step aside to allow investigations after being implicated in the Avire transfer saga.
Emergency Committee resolution
In light of the development, the federation president, Mwendwa confirmed that the Emergency Committee met on Sunday and agreed to have Otieno, who is also the federation’s Head of Communications, take up the role.
“The committee sat yesterday and agreed to have Barry Otieno take up the role in acting capacity as the concerned bodies go on with the investigations,” he pointed out.
The president predicted about 30 to 45 days for the investigations and delivery of the verdict in the case.
Muthomi was accused by Sofapaka of trying to engineer a move for Avire away from the club to an unidentified Egyptian club despite having a running contract at Sofapaka.