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Sunday 26 April 2015


Football Kenya Federation has taken offence with a story published in The Nairobian which claimed that the FKF top management led by its president Sam Nyamweya has been involved in forgery.
It is suspected that the false and fabricated story whose source is the Nyanza branch representative Tom Alila was meant to send the country’s footballing fraternity into panic and disarray. Alila is said to have used his links in the media to have the story published after he gave the journalists some handouts. The article therefore failed the test of professional and objective journalism. 
Contrary to the malicious article, it is a common knowledge that all football competition rights in the territory in Kenya belong to Footbal Kenya Federation (Article 78 FKF Constitution similar to FIFA’s Art.78), an article which has been emphasised by the Fifa mediation team that was in the country led by Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi.
We have gathered that FKF does not need any authority from Kenya Premier league to sign any contract with any marketing agency MP & Silva. Alila’s intention however was to water down the eminent achievement of FKF in its sponsorship endeavors towards meaningful financial support for the leagues in Kenya.
Those who have been keenly following soccer events as they unfold will agree that its unheard of that FKF can question  and/or disassociate  its membership  from the decision and resolutions  of the general meeting is erroneous. 
The Nairobian  and Alila are now under pressure to retract the article and demands for a serious administrative and disciplinary action against the author and the source of the story.

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