Suspended Football Kenya Federation (FKF) vice chairman Sammy Sholei and Nairobi branch chairman Dr Dan Shikanda are urging the Chief Justice to have the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) members sworn in before the federation’s September 26 Special General Meeting (SGM).
Sholei (pictured) and Shikanda, who were banished from football activities for six years during the federation’s recent Annual General Meeting in Nakuru, now have their hopes of getting a fair hearing in SDT.
Th two, however, fear that should the SDT members not be sworn in before September 26, they may not have their case heard.
“Whereas the National Olympic Committee of Kenya is ready and willing to listen to our appeal, Sports Dispute Tribunal members are unable to listen to our case because they are yet to be sworn in,” said Sholei.
In a copy of a letter written to the Chief Justice’s office dated September 2, the two said: “Since our appeal is likely to be declared nugatory once the positions are filled at the forthcoming SGM, we are appealing to your office to kindly accelerate the swearing in of the SDT members so that they may hear our appeal before the positions are filled…”
Meanwhile, 15 FKF branches have thrown their support behind Robert Asembo for the post of federation’s vice president during the September 26 SGM.
In a twist of fate, Asembo, who has been acting as the FKF vice President after the suspension of Shollei, is a member of the SDT, further complicating matters.
North Rift chairman Joseph Kiptash and his Mount Kenya branch counterpart Martin Kimani in a meeting in Eldoret yesterday endorsed Asembo as the suitable candidate for the vice president.
The same sentiments were echoed by Western branch chairman Andrew Amukoa and Nyanza branch chairperson Peter Omwando.
By FeverPitch Reporter, The Standard