Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has suspended five referees suspected to have been involved in match-fixing.
In a statement issued on Saturday, 31st July, FKF said it had taken the step to safeguard the integrity of its competitions.
The five suspended are Samuel Mwaura, Isaac Memusi, Collins Opiyo, Japheth Juma, and Fifa referee Raymond Onyango.
“The federation’s Integrity Department, with the assistance of Fifa, has initiated preliminary investigations against the individuals, with a view to establishing their involvement, if any, in the said match manipulation,” CEO Barry Otieno said.
“The federation remains confident in the integrity of the FKF-PL and continues to update its match manipulation detection platform to protect and safeguard the integrity of all its competitions.”
Two months ago, the Fifa Disciplinary Committee expelled Zoo Kericho from the top league for match-fixing.
In February last year, Fifa banned three Kakamega Homeboyz Club players for four years for match-fixing.
Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring, and Festo Omukoto were found to have violated the Fifa Disciplinary Code (2017 ed.)