Sports Disputes Tribunal suspends delivery of decision on FKF Elections
Sports registrar Rose Wasike with Women Sports administrators and former players during a National Olympic Committee- Kenya Women and Sports Commission meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Sports Disputes Tribunal has suspended the delivery of the decision on FKF elections, which was scheduled for 2.00 pm today.

In its place, the matter will be mentioned at 12.30 pm via video-conference where all counsel and parties are required to attend.

Football Kenya Federation elections were expected to be concluded tomorrow with National Elections amid a petition seeking to stop the exercise for non-compliance with applicable national, FKF and FIFA laws.

Yesterday, a letter by the Sports Registrar Rose Wasike advising FKF not to proceed with elections until it complied with Sports Act came into the public view.

In suspending the delivery of its decision, the Sports Disputes Tribunal chair John Ohaga cited the correspondence.

“In the course of preparing its decision in this matter, the Tribunal’s attention has been drawn to certain communication passing between the Federation and the Sports Registrar. In particular, the Tribunal has studied the letter dated 15th October 2020 addressed to the Federation’s Secretary General and the annextures accompanying the letter,” Ohaga notes in a communication seen by Standard Sports

 Ohaga said: “The communication in issue casts a particularly ominous shadow on the elections scheduled for tomorrow, 17th October and it is necessary that all parties concerned confer regarding this matter.

“Accordingly, the Tribunal will suspend the delivery of the decision which was scheduled for 2.00 pm today. In its place, this matter will be mentioned at 12.30 pm via video-conference and all counsel and parties are required to attend.”

Sports Disputes Tribunal suspends delivery of decision on FKF Elections
John Ohaga, Chairman of the Sports Tribunal during his swearing in by the Chief Justice of Kenya and President of Supreme Court David Maraga (not in the picture) at the Supreme Court of Kenya ,Nairobi,January 14th,2020 [Elvis Ogina,Standard]

 

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