World governing body Fifa has confirmed lifting the indefinite ban previously slapped on Kenya following government interference.
In a letter addressed to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Secretary General Barry Otieno, Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura said the world football governing body arrived at the decision to lift the suspension following the reinstatement into office of the FKF Executive Committee by new Sports CS Ababu Namwamba. “We would like to inform you that the situation of the FKF was submitted to the Bureau of Fifa Council for consideration and decision on 25 November, 2022,”said Samoura in the letter sent on Monday November 28th.
The ban went into effect on February 24 after the sports ministry disbanded FKF and appointed a caretaker committee in the wake of the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for football activities in the country.
Former Sports CS Amina Mohamed fired FKF president Nick Mwendwa, CEO Barry Otieno, and other FKF officials in November last year over allegations of misappropriation of funds at Kandanda House.
Simultaneously, she appointed a caretaker committee led by former Judge Aaron Ringera to run the federation for six months. FIFA threatened the Cabinet Secretary with a ban if her decision was upheld in a letter to FKF.
The lifting of the ban comes barely a week after Namwamba met FIFA President in Qatar.