Football Kenya Federation Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi has stepped aside due to the allegation labeled on him about his purported involvement in the transfer of Sofapaka FC striker John Avire.
Muthomi found himself in the bad books early this week after a letter he signed emerged in the public as he requested the Egyptian Embassy to grant Avire a VISA to visit Egypt as a fan this coming days after the player represented Harambee Stars in the African Cup of Nations.
Part of the letter sent to newsrooms on Sunday by Muthomi said: “In view of the on-going debate and conversations in regards to the allegations made by SofaPaka FC on my purported involvement in the transfer of player John Avire, I have this morning requested the FKF President to allow me step aside for investigations to commence.
“While I have utmost faith in the independence and competence of the FKF judicial process as earlier stated, I realize that for my own integrity and that of the office of the FKF General Secretary, as well as the greater football public a thoroughly credible process has to be undertaken.
"Nonetheless, I would like to reiterate that I have not resigned my position as General Secretary and CEO of FKF, and that I believe at the end of the investigation I shall be vindicated and cleared of these malicious accusations."
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