Kenyans have reacted with different opinions following the life ban slapped on top referee Aden Marwa.
Confederation of African Football’s Disciplinary committee found Marwa guilty of match fixing after he was captured on video receiving a US$ 600 (Kshs 60,000) bribe in a BBC expose in early June.
The expose, done by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Anas also featured other referees as well as high ranking officials in the continent like Ghanaian football chief and now former Caf Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi receiving bribes from the journalist as well as others termed as 'gifts'.
The damning report, released a few days before the start of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, saw Marwa pull out of the tournament he was to officiate.
But a number of Kenyans have termed as harsh the decision by Caf while others have praised the move saying it will end match fixing in the continent.
Life ban from all football related activities handed to Kenyan referee Aden Marwa by CAF..... Yaani just because of 60k.....— Gitau (@gitaumartin) July 7, 2018
KENYAN ref Aden Marwa handed life ban by CAF after being caught on tape receiving Sh60,000 gift in a BBC expose in June— Bernard Momanyi (@momanyibernard) July 7, 2018
He should contest because that was a fishing expedition. Aden Marwa needs to fire his advisors. He should not even have resigned from officiating at the world cup— Diogenes' lamp (@LORDMWESH) July 7, 2018
God see into Aden Marwa.— Nandwa Thee IceArk™ (@NandwaI) July 8, 2018
It might be a setup, but you will guide his journey. I blame his nationality, it's already a corrupt country, he was trying to proof his citizenship.
Chamuhimu Bora Uhai
Aden Marwa Range could've been ref at #RUSCRO in the worldcup but corruption sees him get a lifetime ban from CAF— You (@IamAmedi) July 7, 2018
Aden Marwa has learned the hard way....its very shameful that Kenyans are so corruption infected that they've taken it international..... LOL!!!!— Faddy Vincent (@VinneMrefu) July 8, 2018
Kenyan Ref, Aden Marwa handed a lifetime Ban from all CAF related activities for Allegedly accepting a bribe of around $600 translating to around Ksh 60,000.— #Prinsloo7s (@JamesNjenga03) July 7, 2018
Moral of the story; if you're gonna accept bribes then accept respectable amounts, otherwise, DON'T!
Aden Marwa can now eat and invest the 60k in peace— Ideal deal (@andaye_kefa) July 8, 2018
Everyone is reporting this Aden Marwa ban as if he killed an entire village. Relax guys, he's one of us and you know that's our trend. As long as Jubilee is in power, let's all eat, eat and EAT— ~*Zaki.i.am*~ (@abuzuweila) July 8, 2018
So CAF bans Aden Range Marwa for life from all football related activities just because of $600? Wasn't he enticed into this? To me this is a very UNFAIR decision taken by the Confederation of African Football. https://t.co/FG625G2AES— Kennedy Wandera (@Kennedy_Wandera) July 7, 2018