Nyamweya runs to court to challenge 10-year FKF ban


Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the ...
Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the media during the national elections held at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on February 10, 2016.

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Sam Nyamweya on Thursday moved to court to challenge his 10-year suspension from all activities in the game.

Nyamweya says that the decision by FKF led by his successor Nick Mwendwa to suspend him was unreasonable and irrational.

“The petitioner submits that he has been suspended by the respondents from all football activities for a period of 10 years despite not being a member of FKF,”the court documents read.

Through his lawyer, Nyamweya argues that he was not summoned or given any hearing by FKF adding that the decision to suspend him was in bad faith.

“The petitioner is being targeted having exercised his constitutional rights and filed a case against Nick Mwendwa among others which is pending court,” Nyamweya charged.

He further argues that his suspension has brought his character and legacy as a respected and retired football administrator locally and internationally into disrepute and therefore, the court should intervene.

He now wants the court conservatory orders be issued staying the decision by National Executive Committee of FKF pending hearing and determination of the case.

He argues that he has not been held culpable for any allegations by the respondents.

Mwendwa and FKF CEO, Robert Muthoni have been named as respondents in the case and have been sued as representatives of the federation.

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