FKF boss Nyamweya and others to face graft charges

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Harambee Stars chartered flight at the Wilson airport
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By Buckley Fedha

Football Kenya Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya may be charged in court following the disastrous Harambee Stars trip to Cape Verde for the second leg of the 2018 world cup qualifier in mid-November.

The police have recommended that Nyamweya, alongside Football Kenya Federation Secretary General Michael Esakwa and acting finance manager Samson Cherop be charged with conspiracy to commit fraud of the 17 million shillings set aside for the national team’s trip to Cape Verde in mid-November.

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The recommendation by DCI read ” police recommends that the suspects to be charged with offenses of conspiracy to defraud, stealing and fraudulent false accounting”

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Harambee Stars traveled on the last day and arrived in Cape Verde three hours to the return leg match which they lost 2-0 and bowed out of the tournament.

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The Stars were leading 1-0 from the first leg played in Nairobi and only needed a draw to secure a place in the group stages of the Africa qualifiers for the 2018 world cup to be played in Russia in 2018 but lost by 2-0.

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Kenya has never qualified to the world cup finals but the team qualified several times to the Africa Cup of nations finals the last time being in 2014 in Tunisia, were they were eliminated at group stage.

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