The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed the temporary removal of Lawrence Webo from his position as the national women’s team, Harambee Starlets goalkeeping coach following allegations of a sex scandal that have rocked the team.
In the past week there has been talk of sex demands from members of the technical bench and in reward a place in the national team ahead of a trip to Spain scheduled for later this month to prepare for the forthcoming African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals, which Kenya will be taking part in for the first ever time.
The FKF President Nick Mwendwa spoke about it in a dinner held at Kasarani last night stating that investigations are underway and on Tuesday 19 July the federation dispatched a statement releasing Webo from his duties as part of the investigations.
The statement though, notes that Webo remains part of the team’s bench and could be reinstated if cleared of charges facing him.
The FKF statement
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has asked Lawrence Webo to step aside as the National Women Football Team goalkeeping coach.
The move by FKF has been necessitated by the coach being adversely mentioned in connection with an alleged sexual scandal between him and a member of the playing unit.
In light of the allegations, FKF has moved with speed to set up transparent internal mechanisms to not only investigate the claims but also come up with recommendations to ensure that the same, whether real or imagined does not occur in the future.
Lastly, FKF wishes to reiterate that Webo is and remains a member of the technical bench and may resume duties once he is cleared of the allegations, this even as the process for unearthing the truth begins in earnest.