Sports is widely recognised as a sector with immense economic value. Over and above
the economic potential are the socio-political benefits of sports for reconciliation and as a
carrier for positive messages on issues such as corruption and HIV/Aids for the youth and
society as a whole.
While Kenya is well known as a sporting nation, this success is not reflected in the football
sector, which has been particularly prone to squabbling and corruption.
Corruption in sports is not new. There are concerns the world over about the lack of transparency
and accountability in sports and the resultant social and economic impact. The risk of corruption
has increased dramatically as commercial influences grow1.