DP Williams Ruto Yet to Honor Sh50m Pledge to Harambee Stars

DP William Ruto has not paid the Sh50 million he pledged the national football team, Harambee Stars on October 12.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa said he is idealistic the DP will respect the vow.

Mwendwa on Thursday said, all things considered, the cash will be conveyed in March when the full group will be around.

Ruto had said he would give the team the money if they beat Ethiopia during its return leg Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match.

Harambee Stars won the match 3-0.

“My feeling is that the government is up for it, they will pay the boys the Sh50 million. We are waiting for the Sports ministry and the DP give us further details,” Mwendwa said.

He was addressing journalists in Nairobi on the next big steps for the team after it qualified for the AFCON 2019.

The Confederation of African Football Executive Committee made the confirmation last Friday.

Harambee Stars last qualified for the continental tournament 14 years ago.

The FKF boss said they will not take the opportunity for granted, and the team will prepare adequately for the championship.

“Once the money is released, we are going to give the players their bonuses,” he said.

“When you come forth with money, put it on the table and put it to rest. If you are transparent to the players, there will be no issue.,” Mwendwa said.

He said they are thinking of a 70:30 ration with the lion’s share going to the players, while the rest is used for paying debts.

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