FKF polls abuse of court process — Sam Nyamweya

By Standard Sports: Monday, March 16th 2020 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
Former FKF President Sam Nyamweya during a media briefing in Nairobi yesterday. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Football stakeholders have branded FKF’s County elections held on Saturday as “invalid, null and void”.

In a media briefing yesterday, the stakeholders said conducting the exercise with a pending ruling on the issue of elections before the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) amounts to abuse of a Court process.

FKF, through petition No. 3 of 2020, filed an application seeking to have the SDT give direction over the uncertainty of some of its members to participate as voters in the poll.

The tribunal, led by Chairman John Ohaga, is expected to give its ruling tomorrow March 17.

“By FKF proceeding with the purported elections is in itself an abuse of the Tribunal (Court) process and borders on contempt and perjury,” read a statement from stakeholders read on their behalf by Sam Nyamweya, who called out the FKF Electoral Board for being also in contempt of the government directive suspending all public gatherings.

They further accused FKF of running a sham election, saying in 25 counties, the number of clubs did not meet the minimum threshold of 18 clubs to hold legitimate polls.

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“How can a whole County like Muranga have only three active clubs, can three clubs make a league; how can three clubs validly nominate six candidates?” posed Nyamweya.

“While the purported FKF Electoral Code 2020 provides that a club can only nominate one candidate and that double nominations by a club invalidate the nominations thereof.

“Simple arithmetic demands to have a minimum of 18 clubs to legitimately satisfy the demands of the FKF Electoral Code 2020.” He cited the 25 counties where the threshold was not met.

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