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Mwendwa Accuses SDT chairman Ohaga Of Interfering In FKF Affairs

Nick Mwendwa Football Kenya Federation president blamed John Ohaga Sports Disputes Tribunal chairman of using unorthodox means to kick him out of office.

While addressing the media at his Kandanda House based offices at Kasarani on Wednesday, Mwendwa also disagreed with Ohaga’s decision to nullify FKF’s county elections held in March.

On Tuesday, He also condemned Ohaga’s move to host a virtual stakeholders’ meeting.

The meeting whose agenda was to draw a road map for fresh football polls was held without Fifa’s blessings and Mwendwa did not attend it.

“We can either wait for Fifa to bring in solutions or when Fifa comes along you show them what you have crafted,” said Ohaga.

“Ohaga once made himself AFC Leopards chairman, he has also attempted to lead both the Swimming and Paralympics federations. If he wants to be a candidate (in the FKF elections), he should offer himself,” added Mwendwa.

“Because what he is doing doesn’t make sense. For instance, I have never seen a court inviting people to bring cases before it. I do not see judges speaking on cases they have ruled in the newspapers.”

Ohaga nullified FKF county and national polls in December and March citing irregularities in the way both exercises were conducted.

In March He also ruled that FKF’s National Executive Committee (NEC) members’ term of office had ended, and went on to invite the sport’s world governing body Fifa to form a Normalisation Committee to run the affairs of football in the country in the interim pending fresh elections.

Fifa refused to play ball and have since called for a yet to be convened meeting between stakeholders in a bid to solve the impasse.

FKF is required by the Sports Act to organise its elections after every four years with supervision from Fifa and the government, through the office of the Sports Registrar.

Seasoned football administrators Nicholas Musonye, Sam Nyamweya, Lordvick Aduda, Twaha Mbarak, and Herbert Mwachiro are among the candidates who have expressed interest in unseating Mwendwa when fresh polls are held.

“In 2016, there was no Ohaga and elections were done peacefully, they have nine members in the committee but he chairs all football matters. Why? He should stop and keep off. One time he is a judge another time he wants to arbitrate.

“If he wants to contest let him come and contest. We have a constitution that guides us and it is unfair for him to keep arm twisting issues.”


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