Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has appointed communication specialist Barry Omondi Otieno as the organisation's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on an acting capacity.

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Omondi replaces Robert Muthomi, who stepped aside on Sunday.

"Head of Communications and Marketing Barry Otieno will act in the CEO's capacity during the period of investigation by the FKF Disciplinary Committee," FKF tweeted.

Muthomi stepped aside on Sunday to allow investigation into allegations surrounding the purported transfer of Sofapaka striker John Avire to an undisclosed club in Egypt.

He is accused of trying to deploy underhand tactics in selling Avire.

In a statement to newsrooms, Muthoni said his move to step aside was informed by the need to allow for investigations to be carried out to their logical conclusion.

"Given the on-going debate and conversations in regards to the allegations made by Sofapaka FC on my purported involvement in the transfer of player John Avire, I have this morning requested the FKF President to allow me to step aside for investigations to commence," he said as quoted by Standard.