A total of 17 players signed to Kisumu All Stars club this season staged a mutiny at the Kisumu County offices corridors on Thursday protesting what they termed as ’empty promises of payment’ by the County government, who are the official sponsors of the team.
The players revealed their sufferings due to lack of money. They alluded that a number of them have been locked out of their houses because they cannot afford to pay rent, they have dependents who they no longer can afford to care for, yet the county keeps claiming they are being incited to protest whenever they ask for payment.
“We have been promised a number of times that payment will be done yet to date we stare at empty bank accounts. We are demotivated because according to the contracts we signed, we are employees of the county and are not allowed to work elsewhere so our hands are tied.” said one of the players on condition of anonymity.
The county owes each of the 17 players between Sh52,000 to Sh56,000, which is an accumulation of six-months salaries.