Former Football Kenya Federation chairman hits back at federation

By Richard Munga

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya has hit back at the Federation, after he was slapped with a 10-year ban from the country’s football matters for violating the body’s constitution.

FKF in a letter to the former chairman, announced that it has imposed a ten year ban on the long serving football chairman for taking football matters to an ordinary court, a ban that waits sanctioning later in the year when FKF holds their Annual General Meeting.

This comes a month after Nyamweya moved to court seeking an injunction to bar FKF from interfering with the running of Kenya’s top tier, KPL following a tussle between KPL and FKF over composition of the league this season.

In a statement however, Nyamweya has hit out at the federation, saying it cannot suspend him as he is not a member of FKF.

Part of the statement reads, “The meeting purporting to have suspended me was convened on 21st of March 2016, which is more than a year ago and just over a month following my retirement from football and handing over to my successor, Mr. Nick Mwendwa.”

“Further evidence of the malice, bad faith and preposterous intentions of the decision is contained in their taking more than one year to convey the same to me…” he added in the statement.

Nyamweya noted that he might be moving to court to sue FKF for contempt of court as well as character assassination and damages.