World football governing body FIFA on Wednesday declared null and void the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) orders given to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), cancelling the repeat elections and ending the National Executive Committee’s tenure.
In a letter seen by Uzalendo news, FIFA has in a move that leaves more questions than answers on the jurisdiction of the SDT over FKF, stated that the ruling has no legal effect whatsoever.
Poignantly, the FIFA now wants to meet FKF, SDT representatives and Government of Kenya (understandably the Ministry of Sports) to determine the future of the federation.
This means that FKF president Nick Mwendwa and his NEC members can now sit after the meeting to deliberate on the road map to elections, if the meeting will bear such a direction.
Ohaga, on March 17 cancelled FKF repeat polls and ordered the federation to communicate to FIFA the decision that proposed appointment of a Normalisation Committee to steer the nation’s football matters before a new office was duly elected.