Referee Aden Marwa. PHOTO/COURTESY
By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN
Kenyans took to social media to express their shock at revelations that Kenyan celebrated referee Aden Marwa has been caught in a sting football corruption operation by Ghanaian undercover journalist Anas Arameyew Anas.
Marwa who was set to officiate at the Fifa 2018 World Cup which kicks off on June 14 in Russia was caught on camera receiving $600 (Sh60,000) as a bribe.
Marwa, a teacher at Komotobo Secondary School, celebrated for his historic journey to the top of world football was set to be the first Kenyan to achieve such a feat.
Marwa is one among dozens of referees in Ghana and across Africa secretly filmed taking bribes or gifts from uncover journalists.
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) had their say on this issue. Read more below:
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