Kenyan referee Aden Marwa will miss at least $25000 (Shs90m) in wages while officiating at the upcoming World Cup in Russia after he was found culpable for pocketing a $600 (Shs2m) bribe to influence a match outcome.
Aden Marwa, 41, a mathematics teacher at Komotobo Secondary School in Migori County was exposed by an investigative story by a Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on BBC.
Anas had approached the official during the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) tournament in Morocco, disguised as a Ghanaian football official and handed him $600 which he received happily.
FIFA has now confirmed the official will not be part of the World Cup tournament.
“Please be informed that the assistant referee Adel Range Marwa has informed Fifa that he resigns from his role as assistant referee at the upcoming World Cup.”
Marwa was one of the two officials from East Africa summoned to officiate the world cup. The other is Burundi’s Jean Claude Birumushahu.