High court orders FKF to pay Bobby Williamson Sh55m for wrongful dismissal

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has been dealt a massive blow after the High Court ordered them to pay former Harambee Stars tactician Bobby Williamson Sh55m for wrongful dismissal.

The former Uganda cranes and Gor Mahia tactician was fired in 2016 by the FKF following what was termed as poor results in charge of the Kenyan national team. The Scot took the Federation to court and on Friday, the High Court ordered the latter to compensate the former coach.

Earlier on, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ordered the federation to pay Algerian Adel Amrouche Sh108m for what, again, was termed as wrongful dismissal.

FKF Chairman Nick Mwendwa responds

” As the Federation, we will appeal the decision by the court to order us to pay that amount,” Mwendwa told a source on Friday.

“With the current situation, we cannot afford to pay the amount; lest you forget, we also have 108 million to pay Adel. It is something we will appeal and hope it goes our way.”

This comes as FKF prepares for the national elections to be held in December.