The two officers were summoned by the Disciplinary Committee after receiving a two-week ban
The Kenyan Football Association has officially filed a complaint to take further action against Chairs of Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, Ambrose Rachier and Dan Shikanda.
The two officials received a two-week suspension after their teams failed to show up for the Mashemeji derby at Thika Stadium on Saturday.
After the two were banned, FKF President Nick Mwendwa announced that they would have to appear before the association’s disciplinary committee to continue barbecuing and then punishing them.
gate has received the two letters from the Independent Disputes and Arbitration Committee to both Rachier and Shikanda and has given officials seven days to respond to the complaint, after which the committee will examine the complaint and come back with its decision.
What does the letter from IDAC say?
The letter to Rachier and Shikanda dated August 3, 2021 states: “The Kenya Football Association has filed a formal complaint against you, a copy of which is attached with the attachments.
“You are hereby within seven  Days of service to respond to the complaint by a witness[es]opinion[s] or an affidavit[s] along with any submissions you wish to submit by emailing them to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A copy of this can also be left in a sealed envelope for the chairman, FKF-PL IDAC, at the FKF headquarters.
“Note that the committee will examine the complaint and withdraw its decision if you do not respond within the allotted time.”
Rachier and Shikanda reject the ban on FKF
Both Rachier and Shikanda have since rejected the decision to suspend them, with long-time Gor Mahia chief calling the ban and fine imposed on the two clubs “rubbish”.
“You cannot make a decision without giving someone the opportunity to be heard, even natural justice advocates it,” Rachier said gate.
“The chairperson must be given the opportunity to be heard. How do you suspend someone without bringing a charge? Where are the provisions of these fines and how did they come about? Or is it people trying to conjure up 10 million Ksh? What is the basis of these fines? And do you punish someone you haven’t tried, someone you haven’t found guilty of?
“There is a disciplinary committee to deal with us, and by this time we should know what the claims are. One cannot condemn without a hearing, it is a well-known process. Punishing someone is a type of punishment. But without a hearing? That’s the kind of rubbish that someone could talk about and say they are right. “
Shikanda, for his part, told the story gate: “What powers does Nick have [Mwendwa] have to suspend me? What is his membership number at AFC Leopards? Nothing will change and his suspension will have no consequences, I will continue to perform my duties as chairman of the AFC Leopards.
“This suspension will not affect my work at AFC Leopards, even if he suspends me for 100 years.” [forget about the two weeks], it won’t affect my work at AFC, that’s a joke.
“What article did he refer to to suspend me? He dreams, we will answer him accordingly, no problem. “
The two clubs were also fined Ksh 10 million in total – AFC Leopards Ksh 6 million for the home team and Gor Mahia Ksh 4 million for the away team – and three points were deducted from each of them.
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