NAIROBI, March 6 – The High Court on Friday allowed suspended Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials Sammy Sholei and Dan Shikanda to be enjoined in the civil suit filed by the federation against their Kenyan Premier League rivals as interested parties.
While giving the direction, Lady Justice Roselyne Aburili said in the interest of justice for fans and players whom former FKF vice chairman Sholei and Nairobi delegate Shikanda claim to support, they should be allowed in the proceedings that will be heard next Friday.
The court said the duo have demonstrated that they have an identifiable stake and expertise in the football management.
The judge however declared she will guide them on what role to play in the proceedings.
Justice Aburili, observed that the two having been banned by FKF from all football activities for six months, they indicated to the court interest is about the fans and players who have not been mentioned in document filed by FKF and KPL.
FKF 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.”
Mutua submitted that the two did attempt to quash the decision of the federation through a judicial review application proceedings but their application was dismissed by Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi.
The enjoinment of the two will see the judge hear four applications as the suspended official seek to know why the federation banned them for allegedly going to court yet themselves went against world governing body FIFA’s statutes by rushing to court.
On Thursday, the High Court extended the injunction against KPL to March 13.