Amina responds to Kandanda House re-opening, states Transition Committee still running Kenyan football

Amina responds to Kandanda House re-opening, states Transition Committee still running Kenyan football

In a press statement seen by Michezo Afrika, Amina said, “My attention has been drawn to a break-in at the FKF offices at Kasarani. The information is that the break-in was led by indicted FKF officials, who were legally removed following an inspection by the Office of the Sports Registrar.”

Amina Mohamed and Aaron Ringera/File Photo

Outgoing Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage, Amina Mohamed, has reacted to Nick Mwendwa’s reopening of the FKF Secretariat at Kandanda House in Nairobi on Tuesday morning.

In a press statement seen by Michezo Afrika, Amina said, “My attention has been drawn to a break-in at the FKF offices at Kasarani. The information is that the break-in was led by indicted FKF officials, who were legally removed following an inspection by the Office of the Sports Registrar.”

Amina’s statement, issued on Tuesday afternoon, further states, “The decision by the Ministry of Sports, Culture & Heritage on November 11, 2021 has since been upheld by the Ruling of the High Court of Kenya on May 10, 2022.”

Her statement further quotes the ruling by Judge H.I Ong’udi, “At Paragraph 111 of the High Court Ruling on Petition No. E473 of 2021 Judge H.I Ong’udi ruled: “After all the above deliberations, I find that save for the issue pf the petitioners not being served with the report/recommendations for their reaction and which has been well explained, I find that the respondents (Ministry of Sports, Culture &Heritage) acted within their mandate under the Sports Act to save FKF. As a result, I find the petition lacking merit and I decline to grant the declarations sought and make the following orders;”

1)The 2nd respondent to serve the petitioners with the inspection report plus her recommendations within 14 days.

2)Save for that the petition is dismissed

3)I have considered the issue of costs which generally follow the event and are at the sole discretion of the Court. In the circumstances of this case I fund it raises a lot of public interest since it touches on Football in Kenya. I therefore order each party to bear its own costs.”

She went on to back to the FKF Transition Committee, saying “It is instructive to note that this decision rendered on May 10, 2022 has not been vacated/reversed and the FKF Transition Committee remains in office and in charge of football management in Kenya.”

During the reopening of Kandanda House this morning, Mwendwa went on to state that the new FKF Premier League season would kick off on 20 October, his directive coming just a day after the beleaguered FKF Transition Committee postponed the start of the new season from 24th September to 1st October citing the KECOSO Games are reason for the delayed start to the new season.

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