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Mudavadi, Uhuru aide yet to honour AFC cash pledges

Former Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi leads a group of senior politicians and prominent businessmen who are yet to fulfill the cash pledges made during the AFC Leopards SC fundraiser last week, Nairobi News can reliably report.

The club announced a Sh5 million collection during the fundraiser held at the Panafric hotel last week. President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a personal contribution of Sh1 million.

About Sh3 million of this amount was realised in cash at the fundraiser, with the rest expected to come in the form of cheques and cash pledges.

However, a week down the line, those who pledged seem to have not fulfilled the pledges.

They include Musalia Mudavadi who promised Sh 50,000 through one of his representatives, and the club patron Cyrus Jirongo who pledged Sh 700,000.

Others are President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aide David Murathe  (Sh300,000), the club’s former treasurer Amin Walji (Sh500,000), its former Chairman Allan Kasavuli (Sh50,000) and current secretary general cum former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa (Sh200,000).

“We are hoping they pay up as promised. The club is in a dire financial situation at the moment, and we need any penny available to remain afloat and relevant,” one club official told Nairobi News.

The money collected at the fundraiser was channeled to offsetting accrued players salaries and organizing last weekend’s league match against Thika United.