The police have detained a Kenyan and two foreigners who are suspected of bribery and fixing matches.
In a statement issued by the Football Kenya Federation and signed by Chief Executive Officer Barry Otieno, the organization thanked the authorities for their assistance and pledged to protect Kenyan football’s honor.
“The federation wishes to thank the police and a section of FKF Premier League players who assisted in the arrest and detention of three individuals, amongst them a Kenyan and two foreigners,” the statement read in part.
“FKF continues to work closely with all involved, including local and international security agencies, to not only assist in the prosecution of the said suspects but also in an effort aimed at safeguarding the integrity of Kenyan football.”
Due to the sensitivity of the situation, FKF stated that it will refrain from making any additional comments on the subject until investigations are complete.
“The federation wishes to assure stakeholders and the general public of its commitment to safeguarding the integrity of all its leagues and competitions.”
It mentions that FKF has set up a complex system to help identify, stop, and report match fixing activities with the help of FIFA and regional clubs.