- Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Presidential Sam Nyamweya has hit out on incumbent Nick Mwendwa on the latest attack directed at the Chairman of the Sports Disputes tribunal John Ohaga.
The veteran administrator has blasted the Federation head for his actions disrespecting rule of law and the institutions established within the law and asked him to desist using FIFA as a scapegoat.
“Nick Mwendwa should desist from misusing FIFA as a shield to cover his inadequacies and failure in his leadership,” the former FKF president Nyamweya said.
“We the football stakeholders condemn the verbal attacks directed at the Chairman of the Sports Disputes Tribunal. We call on the SDT to cite Nick Mwendwa for contempt of the proceedings at the Tribunal,” Nyamweya added.
The SDT held a consultative meeting with stakeholders on Tuesday, June 2, a move that angered the Federation head. Mwendwa snubs the meeting saying that the FKF is waiting on FIFA.
“Nick Mwendwa has developed a penchant of disrespecting local institutions, and the leadership of this institution when called upon to account for public funds, when his leadership is called to account for fatal errors of commission or omission and when called to respect the rule of law,” Nyamweya stated.
The former FKF President went on to state accounts on which Mwendwa allegedly showed disrespect.
“In the recent past he had a spat with the immediate former Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia who called out Nick Mwendwa and FKF to account for the funds given to the national football team Harambee stars for the Afcon championship 2019,” he continued.
“Nick Mwendwa released venomous vitriol against the Sports Registrar M/S Rose Wasike for enforcing the sports Act 2013 in matters FKF Elections,” Nyamweya concluded.
On Wednesday, Mwendwa stated Ohaga should not be allowed to continue attacking football instead he called him to join the race and contest for a seat if he is interested in running the game in the country.
“(Ohaga) likes meddling into matters of football. We cannot allow him to continue attacking football. FIFA is clear, after the Covid-19 pandemic they want us to do elections, they don’t want any electronic elections but they want elections done by ballot,” Mwendwa said.