Graft report accuses Sam Nyamweya of embezzlement

Sports CS Hassan Wario (left) and Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch (centre) meets Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya (right) on February 16, 2015 to discuss wrangles in local football. FILE PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

What you need to know:

  • EACC names individuals linked to misappropriation of public resources.
  • FKF president’s problems arise from case linking him to misappropriation of money from Fifa, Caf.

Two senior football administrators have been named in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) report on graft.

The two — Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya and AFC Leopards Secretary-General George Aladwa — have been accused of embezzlement of funds and irregular disposal of public property respectively by the report.

The graft body has listed the two separate cases as “under investigation” in the report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

The report was part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation speech delivered in Parliament last week.

Uhuru ordered all corrupt public officers named in the report to step aside for two months to pave way for investigations by the graft body.

Nyamweya is erroneously listed in the report as FKF secretary-general. And on Tuesday, Nyamweya linked his problems to an aborted case filed at the EACC by former FKF official Hussein Swaleh Hussein alias Hussein Terry in 2013, and accused the EACC of “misleading the public”.

In a signed statement to newsrooms on Tuesday, Nyamweya also said: “It is in the public domain that the allegations of impropriety were made to the EACC by suspended officials. However before conclusion of the probe, the complainants withdrew (the case) and apologized. It is therefore misleading for EACC to purport to be investigating the management of football affairs and its leadership.

“It was common knowledge that FKF was not a State body and its officials are thus not State officials as per the law.”

Terry, who served as a member of FKF’s National Executive Committee between 2011-2013, had accused Nyamweya of “misappropriating huge amounts of money FKF received from its affiliates at Fifa and CAF, and other public resources such as money from Mbao for Bao campaign” .

He however withdrew the case last October.

Aladwa is mentioned in the report during his time as the Mayor of Nairobi. He is accused alongside former Lands Minister James Orengo and Commissioner of Lands Zablon Mabeya of irregularly disposing of land along Ring Road in Westlands.


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