Court issue arrest warrant against Gor Mahia officials


Ambrose Dickens Otieno Rachier celebrates his victory as the Gor Mahia FC chairman elections 2016 at ...
(FILE)Ambrose Dickens Otieno Rachier celebrates his victory as the Gor Mahia FC chairman elections 2016 at the Safaricom stadium Kasarani on December 11, 2016. Rachier won with 547 votes. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • A Nakuru court has issued a warrant of arrest against Gor Mahia club chairman Ambrose Rachier and other top officials after they failed to appear in court.
  • Resident Magistrate Wilson Kitur issued the orders after  the parties failed to make appearance in a case they have been sued by Donnies Hotel in Nakuru over unpaid hotel bills.

A Nakuru court has issued a warrant of arrest against Gor Mahia club chairman Ambrose Rachier and other top officials after they failed to appear in court.

Resident Magistrate Wilson Kitur issued the orders after  the parties failed to make appearance in a case they have been sued by Donnies Hotel in Nakuru over unpaid hotel bills.

Club’s chairman Rachier, John Pesa, Ronald Ingala and Jolawi Obondo had been sued over failure to pay hotel arrears in Nakuru totaling up to Sh 500,000 after the team’s players spent at the hotel in 2015.

The Hotel, based in London estate in Nakuru had moved to court in June last year after unsuccessful efforts to have the reigning Kenya Premier League champions commit to paying hotel arrears.

The hotel has accused the club for breach of contract, adding that his clients provided its services at a cost of Sh 524,730 as accommodation and food for the players.

Gor Mahia had been hosted by the hotel on a night before their pre-season game with Western Stima in 2015 at the Afraha Stadium.

The orders comes in as Gor Mahia are set to play SuperSport United in the Caf -Confederations return leg to be played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in South Africa.

Efforts to reach Rachier, Pesa and Obondo were futile .However, club CEO Lordvick Omondi Aduda said: “I’m not aware of it(the arrest warrant).Whether it’s there or not, I’ve no authority  to comment.Ala  our energy is geared towards tomorrow’s match(against SuperSport United).

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