Court Lifts Ex FKF President Nyamweya’s Suspension,Terms It As Illegal

by Mahakamani News
Former Kenya Football Federation President Sam Nyamweya

Former Kenya Football Federation President Sam Nyamweya has bounced back to the Football arena.

This is after the high court declared his ten years suspension illegal.

Constitutional court judge Justice Chacha Mwita, said in his judgement that the decision by FKF NationaExecutive Committee meeting held on 21 March 2017, was unlawful, irrational and mischievous.

The decision so communicated to CAF, FIFA and CECAFA is null and void as Nyamweya was not given an opportunity to defend himself as required by the law.

The declaration by the constitutional court, means that Nyamweya is free to comment on football matters both locally and internationally.

The judge also ordered FKF to pay the cost of the suit filed by Nyamweya challenging the purported suspension.

Nyamweya moved to court upon receiving a letter from FKF pronouncing his suspension from commenting on football activities in the country for a period of ten years.

The former FKF President, through his lawyer Martin Wahome Njagi told the judge that the decision was unreasonable, irrational and made in bad faith.

The lawyer submitted that NEC meeting purported to suspend him when he was not Federation member, saying he had resigned a year ago.

” The petitioner is being targeted since he filed a case against te current FKF chairman Nick Mwendwa and other officials of the Federation” the lawyer argued.

Mr Wahome pointed out that the ban has brought his character and legacy as a respected local and international football administrator into question.


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