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Sh20m ref squeezed testicles case to be heard

EUROPA-BALLSNAIROBI, Kenya, April 23- The case in which a referee is suing Football Kenya Federation (FKF), claiming he was left impotent after a coach grabbed and squeezed his testicles during a pitch invasion will be heard in Mombasa on Thursday.

Martin Wekesa is seeking Sh20m in compensation from FKF after the alleged assault during a game in September last year, when he was kicked and hit by members of the Sparki Youth team before being “attacked in my private parts” by one of the coaching staff.

Wekesa said Daudi Kajembe came on to the pitch and assaulted him after the official had sent off a Sparki player. “He pulled my testicles. He actually pressed them and I was hanging on him when he was pulling me. I was crying and could not get myself out from his hands,” Wekesa said. “I remember Kajembe told me, raising his hand: ‘I can kill you in a minute’, and came directly to my testicles.”

Wekesa was rescued by a police officer, he said but slumped to his knees in pain on the pitch before being taken to hospital. He now claims it is impossible is to have intercourse with his wife. “It is so painful, painful, painful in my areas,” he said.

Kajembe is due to appear in court on a charge of assault and causing grievous bodily harm, while Wekesa is claiming compensation from the federation for his medical bills and the problems the assault has caused him and his wife, Mary.

“We used to live as wife and husband. Nowadays we don’t, so that’s how the life has changed,” Mary Wekesa said.

Kajembe pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.

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