The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has stated that his administration is keen on changing the way referees’ issues are handled as the season enters the second and final half in July.
Mwendwa, while closing the third quarter of the Elite Referees’ Physical Endurance Test (PET), noted that the federation want to cushion referees from all issues that could deter them from doing their work as required and will go the length to see that they operate in a conducive environment.
The president however warned the unscrupulous match officials that cases of corruption to influence results will not be condoned and assured of stern punitive measures.
“Under my administration, issues concerning referees and the referees themselves will be handled professionally and I want to call on them as well to handle themselves professionally.
“We have structures to deal with disciplinary issues and referees also need to know that the federation is a law – abiding institution and will seek to foster openness and professionalism in handling referees’ issues.
“Referees play a crucial role in football and have a big role in improving the game both in the region, the continent and the world and so we cannot tolerate corruption and referees caught in this will be dealt with ruthlessly,” he said.