Football Kenya federation Chairman Sam Nyamweya and obtained orders restraining the company from hosting or managing a parallel premier league.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kenya Premier League (KPL) top officials risk being sent to jail for contempt of court, after they allegedly disobeyed court order requiring them not to run parallel games.
Civil division judge Justice Aburili was told that the officials have without colour proceeded to conduct the premier league matches when they are quite aware of the orders restraining them.
Consequently the KPL officials Ambrose Rachier, Allan Kasavuli, Elly Kulekwa, James Musyoki, Bob Munro, Jack Oguda and Col Juma Munyikai will be required to appear in court when the application for contempt comes up for hearing next week.
However an attempt by former officials Football of Kenya Federation (FKF) Dan Shikanda and Sammy Shollei seeking to be enjoined in the dispute was disallowed, until their application rejoinder is argued fully and the court makes decision.
FKF lawyer Eric Mutua strongly opposed the two from being made to the proceeding on grounds that they duo had been banned from taking part in the management of football for six by federation.
Mutua told the court he needs time to filed documents to show that two cannot be enjoined the civil suit.
The application to embattled former officials of FKF will be argued on March5.
Justice Aburili urged the parties in the dispute to continue discussing in a view of arriving at amicable resolution to solve the wrangle.
The judge observed that for the interest of country there is need for parties to agree the way forward.
The court extended the order halting KPL from conducting leagues matches until the dispute is heard.
Football Kenya Federation had moved to court through Chairman Sam Nyamweya and obtained orders restraining the company from hosting or managing a parallel premier league.
The restraining order were issued by Justice Msagha Mbogholi he directed that same be served upon respondents
The company attempted to lift the orders on grounds that there was material non-disclosure and misrepresentation
The application by KPL seeking to set aside the order and a preliminary objection will be argued in next week.