The Kenya Football Federation (FKF) has announced that Harambee Stars Head Coach Francis Kimanzi has left the team together with a section of his staff.

In a Statement issued on Tuesday, FKF noted that Kimanzi’s departure was agreed mutually, adding that they wish him all the best in his future endeavor.

Assistant head coach Zedekiah Zico Otieno and goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo have also left the team.

“The federation is immensely grateful to coach Kimanzi and his departing members of staff that include Assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno and Goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo for their exemplary work, dedication and unrivalled professionalism, which has strengthened Kenyan chances for qualifying for the AFCON 2022 final tournament.

"All at the federation wish them well in their future endeavors, this even as the search for a replacement to take the notional team forward begins in earnest,” FKF’s statement read in part.

It is not clear why Kimanzi and his staff have left the team, but reports indicate that it may be due to internal wrangles.

Kimanzi’s last assignment was a recent match against Zambia where Kenya  won 2-1.