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Mutula Kilonzo Junior Breaks Silence on Kenya Fifa Ban

by Zablon Ondari
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Makueni County Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr has broken his silence on Fifa’s ban to Kenya.

Taking to his social media platforms,Mutula blamed the Ministry of Sports for the ban saying that it is something that could have been avoided by following due process.

“The Ministry of sports was daring Fifa to ban Kenya. I raised fundamental concerns at the Senate . The ban could have been avoided by following due process. Impunity and big boy bullying is short lived,” Mutula tweeted.

The world football governing body, Fifa on Thursday, 24th February suspended Kenyan and Zimbabwean football federations due to alleged government interference.

Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo has however defended the government saying that corruption should be fought from the top to the bottom.

“So Fifa has Suspended Kenya? In my view, the government is right and Fifa is wrong.

“We cannot be forced to accept corruption in order to be in FIFA’s good books. Let’s enjoy our football locally and fly high on Athletics.”

Kenya’s suspension came months after Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed disbanded the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) over alleged financial impropriety. She appointed a caretaker committee led by retired judge Aaron Ringera to run football in the country for six months.

However, Fifa termed the move as illegal and called for the reinstatement of the FKF officials who had been thrown out of office.

With the ban, Kenya cannot participate in international matches for all the national teams, from all age groups, including the women’s Harambee Starlets.

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