Police arrest FKF chief Nyamweya over Harambee Stars travel saga

Football Kenya Federation President Samson Nyamweya was arrested Tuesday morning by Flying Squad officers and taken to the Nairobi Area CID offices for grilling.

The officers, who had gone to Mr Nyamweya’s Karen residence, were repulsed by rowdy supporters before he was eventually arrested as he left the house. He is currently being grilled at Block A room 223.

No official statement has been released on why Nyamweya was arrested, but sources say he is to account for close to Sh18 million ($180,000) released by the government last week to facilitate the national football team’s preparations and trip to Praia, Cape Verde, for a World Cup qualification match set for Tuesday evening.

Harambee Stars players staged a sit-in and demanded full payment of training allowances and refund of air fare used by the foreign-based legion before departing for Cape Verde’s capital Praia on Monday.

The trip was further delayed by eight hours after the firm that owns the chartered plane, which the Stars contingent was to use, demanded full payment before embarking on the journey.