AGM to go on, High Court rules

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Mar 17, 2015
  • AGM to go on, Judge Mbeya rules.

The planned Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Annual General Meeting and subsequent election of a new board will go on as scheduled Tuesday evening after the High Court dismissed an application to grant injunction against it this evening.

Sasha Mutai, who was elected Union boss at a Special General Meeting last month before being barred from taking office and his faction moved to Milimani Law Courts to seek the orders and barring a successful last minute appeal, their bid to stop the exercise has flopped.

In his ruling Tuesday morning, High Court judge Alfred Mabeya dismissed the case on grounds that the application was not in good faith since they have not been barred from contesting. “Following the affidavit filed by register of societies it’s evident that KRU applied to comply with the Sports Acts and therefore the plaintiff’s plea is not in good motive.

“Sports must be run smoothly to benefit those who play and bring sanity to the game. Sports is played on the field and not in court rooms or tribunals,” the judge said in his verdict to toss out the injunction plea.

The plaintiff lawyer, Arimi Kimathi pleaded leave to appeal and was granted.

Speaking after the ruling Jack Okoth who was elected as secretary general in last month’s SGM maintained the AGM is null and void and they will not recognise the outcome.

The AGM will go on at 4pm. Former KRU boss, Richard Omwela and interim boss Gabriel Ooko have tossed their hats to the ring to contest a two-year term at the helm of the rugby national body.