Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has issued a statement in regards to the troubles facing Willis Waliula who is detained in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, over unpaid bills accrued by the Harambee Stars during ongoing Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
The team, bundled out of the competition in the quarters by Rwanda, left Addis for Nairobi on Thursday morning but without Team Manager Waliaula whose passport was seized by officials at Churchill Hotel over unpaid bills.
While admitting to knowledge of the events, FKF hinted that Waliaula had been granted $2500 (Kshs. 255,500) as ‘contingency funds’, after expenses amounting to $1900 (Kshs. 194,200) had been paid.
“Our attention has been drawn to claims that an official with our national team, Harambee Stars, is being detained at a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over unpaid bills.
We wish to state that all accommodation bills were cleared by CECAFA. However, our delegation incurred extra expenses (more players at the request of the coach and drinks).
Contingency funds (US $2500) had been availed to our official. Nonetheless, FKF has paid the outstanding amount (US $1900). The issue of unauthorized expenditures will be deal with when the officials file the report on the tour.
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