Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa ferried members of his staff, including his personal assistant, to watch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The football tournament was staged in Egypt between June 21 and July 19 and Mwendwa was tasked with preparing the men’s national football team Harambee Stars.

Harambee Stars entered a three-week residential training camp at the French Rugby Federation grounds in Marcoussis on May 31.The team was to play Madagascar on June 7 at the Stade Robert Robin Paris, 14 kilometres away from the Marcousis centre. The second friendly against DR Congo was played on June 15 in Madrid, where the team spent two nights, having flown out on June 14 and returned to its France base on June 16.

The government paid FKF Sh244 million to prepare Stars after the team qualified to play in the tournament for the first time in 15 years.

Mwendwa allegedly received the highest allowances since he pocketed Sh50,000 daily, Doris Petra his assistant, was paid Sh45,000 daily, while each of the National Executive Committee (NEC) members who travelled were rewarded with Sh40,000 for every night spent in Cairo.

Former FKF’s chief executive Robert Muthomi, was paid Sh35,000 each day, with the lowest-paid federation member pocketing Sh10,000 every day.

Harambee Stars camped in Cairo for 13 days and featured three group stage matches against Algeria, Tanzania and Senegal.

FKF stated that this championship was held in Cameroon. The tournament was played in six cities across Egypt.

The two-leg U23 game versus Sudan was played on March 20 and 26, a month before the government had approved the Sh244 million budget request tabled by FKF. FKF paid OneGoal Pro agency Sh106 million to prepare the Harambee Stars camp in France. OneGoalPro is owned by one Joe Kamga, who doubles up as then Stars coach Sebastien Migne’s agent.

Mwendwa and his team have been put to task to account for Ksh244 million received from the government to prepare Harambee Stars for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year.

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