Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chief Executive (CEO) Robert Muthomi has threatened to launch a legal onslaught on Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa for tarnishing his name .
In his statement after after FKF’s Disciplinary Committee cleared him of any wrongdoing in a case he was accused of office abuse ,he said he will use all avenues to clear his name .
He said : ‘ I have asked my lawyers to look into it. I reserve my rights to the action and this (taking legal action) could go further in helping me clear my name .’
Faced with fierce criticism, Muthomi was compelled to stepped aside to allow investigations into the purported transfer of Sofapaka ace John Avire .
He was in trouble after a letter he authored carrying the official FKF stamp and dated July 12, addressed to the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, asking that Avire be granted visa to allow him travel to Cairo to watch the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as a fan was leaked online.
The letter sparked suspicion that he was using his influence to facilitate Avire’s transfer who had only notified Sofapaka that he was terminating his contract over a three-month unpaid salary arrears .
The ex-CEO has confirmed that he doesn’t want his job back even after being cleared by FKF’s Disciplinary Committee earlier today .
The disciplinary committee led by chair Bernard Murunga, Lydia Mokaya, and Dorothy Jemator, has ruled that there was no sufficient evidence to charge Muthomi.
“Having considered all evidence laid before it, the committee is of the view that in the broad sense there was insufficient adduce evidence to the effect that the respondent (Muthomi) abused his office. The decision of the committee is unanimous,” the ruling reads in part.