Football Kenya Federation (FKF) vice chairman Robert Asembo with the federation supporters addressing journalist outside milimani law courts building after court allowed to continue running league matches, pending the decision by court as to whether two former officials seeking to be enjoined in the suit brought against Kenya Premier League (KPL) is determined at Milimani law courts on Thursday 5 March 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Two former officials of Footbal Kenya Federation have been allowed to participate in the proceedings as interested party in which Kenya Premier League has been sued over involvement of current league matches.
Justice Roselyne Aburili said that for interest of justice of fans and players whom Dan Shikanda and Sammy Shollei claim to support they should be allowed in the proceedings.
The court said that the duos have demonstrated that they have identifiable stake and expertise in the football management.
The judge said it will guide them on what role to play in the proceedings when the matter comes from hearing next week.
Justice Aburili, however observed that the two having been banned by FKF on July 2014 they indicated to the court interest is about the fans and players who have not been mentioned in document filed by FKF and KPL.
“They will represent young players, fans and football lovers has demonstrated in the application seeking to be enjoined” the judge said.
.The federation had told the court that the embattled officials were banned from participating in football affairs in the country for a period of six years.
Their application seeking to be enjoined in the civil suit biting FKF and KPL is not merited and they will not help solve the dispute, the court heard.
The federation’s lawyer Eric Mutua submitted that the two having been banned they cannot now seek to participate in matters they stand halted.
“By allowing them to participate in the proceedings will be violation of the ban and decision made by this court” the lawyer said.
The lawyer submitted that the two did attempt to quash the decision of the federation through a judicial review application proceedings, their application was dismissed by Justice Mumbi Ngugi.
” They are so aggrieved by the federation and their are being seen to support the rival party and that is reason why they are asking the court to enjoin them in the proceedings” the court heard.
The court will deliver judgment on the main suit on March 13.