A Kenyan Premier League (KPL) player was early last month arrested and arraigned in court in Nairobi for allegedly attempting to acquire a Kenyan passport illegally.
He was later released on bond, after spending a night in police cell, pending hearing of the case.
The player, who is a defender, signed for a Nairobi-based club from a sugar belt team in the just ended KPL transfer window.
He holds a Kenyan Identity Card, which he acquired recently, and which he was trying to use to get the passport, however, his nationality remains a mystery as he’s believed to be either a Tanzanian or Ugandan.
“The player speaks fluent Luganda and Kiswahili so it’s hard to know his true identity,” a source told Kahawa Tungu.
An official, who did not want to be mentioned, questioned how the player was signed without a proper background check.
“We can’t risk playing him now but we have to keep paying his salary, this is a burden to the club,” the official said.