President of the National Olympics Committee of Kenya, was on Friday forced to call off the body’s elections after the Kenya Tae Kwondo Association (KTKA) obtained a court order blocking the process.
An official from KTKA, presented a court order to the Nock officials early Friday, forcing Keino to call off the polls at the Panari Hotel.
KTKA sought an injunction, after being barred from taking part in the exercise along side Kenya Cycling Federation by the Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Kenya (CMD).
CMD had stopped the two federations from participating in the elections over factional wrangles.
The High Court issued the order on Thursday giving reprieve to Suleiman Sumba and George Wasonga when they stopped the elections pending a hearing on Monday, May 8.
Interestingly, besides CMD, the Sports Tribunal had also ruled against Tae Kwondo and Cycling after Rowing Federation filed a case with the Tribunal questioning the legality of the two federations, who had two factions each claiming office.
The Tribunal also barred Anne Njambi and Geoffrey Shigoli from representing badminton at the General Assembly in favour of Peter Muchiri and John Mburu’s group, further throwing the process into disarray.
CMD had kicked out Muchiri’s group from participating in the polls, reinstating Njambi’s faction. Njambi was due to battle Elina Shiveka and Eliud Kariuki for treasurer’s position.
The tussle for power at Nock has divided federations into three groups; First Force, Second Force and Third Force. While they all support Paul Tergat’s candidature for presidency, the rest of the positions have been left open for all.