FKF forced to postpone Saturday AGM following court order

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FOOTBALL FKF forced to postpone Saturday AGM following court order

Mark Kinyanjui 10:31 - 16.03.2024

FKF have confirmed that the AGM will not be taking place after all following an order by the high court of Mombasa

The eagerly anticipated 9th Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Annual General Meeting, slated for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Kenya Institute of Special Education, faced an unexpected setback as a court order intervened, postponing the event.

Lady Justice Olga Sewe of the High Court issued the order on Friday evening in response to a challenge mounted by sports journalist Milton Nyakundi, questioning the legality of the federation's top officials convening the AGM.

The AGM was poised to address various pressing matters, with the upcoming FKF elections taking center stage among the key issues up for deliberation.

Yusuf Swaleh, the representative of National Super League (NSL) clubs and president of Darajani Gogo FC, affirmed that the delegates unanimously agreed to abide by the court order and await Monday's ruling.

"We have agreed to call off the AGM till when the case is heard and determined. The team was very ready for the event, but since we are law-abiding citizens, we have to track back and wait," Swaleh said as quoted on Mozzart Sport.

On Friday morning, several delegates had convened for a press briefing in anticipation of the AGM, which has now been called off. Notably absent were representatives from Gor Mahia, Kakamega Homeboyz, and Murang’a Seal among the top-tier clubs, while Migori Youth stood out as the evident absentee from the top ten second-tier teams.

Representatives from various FKF Division One teams, including 3K, Fortune Sacco, Ruiru Hotstars, Kibera Soccer, Omax, APS Bomet, Compel SC, MOFA, GFE 105, and Sigalagala Poly FC, were in attendance.

The Women's League was represented by three delegates from the Kenya Women Premier League and the WNSL, while the Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA) had one member present. 

The list of delegates set to attend the AGM also included 40 branch chairmen, reflecting the diverse representation that was poised to grace the occasion on Saturday morning.

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