Kakamega Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa has implored match officials to maintain high levels of integrity and honesty while officiating local football matches.
While addressing Members of the Press after the abandoned Football Kenya Federation (FKF) match between local giants AFC Leopards and Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium, Governor Barasa noted that incidences of poor officiating witnessed during the match contributed to the unrest after a section of the fans felt aggrieved by calls from the centre referee and his assistants.
FCPA Barasa, a lover of sports and an ardent supporter of Arsenal FC however condemned acts of hooliganism by a section of the fans leading to abandonment of the match terming football a uniting sport and not an avenue to create barriers.
He was accompanied with the Speaker of the County Assembly Hon. James Namatsi, Area MCA Hon. Modesta Auka, CECMs led by Mr Mophat Mandela (Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture), Chief Officers, AFC Leopards President Dr Dan Shikanda and FKF Officials among other notable leaders.
Later the Governor honoured an invite to grace Iftar at Kakamega Jamia Mosque where he broke the fast and shared Maghrib prayers with the Muslims.