High court calls off Nock elections

Legendary athlete Paul Tergat who is vying for the presidency in the cancelled Nock elections PHOTO COURTESY

The High Court in Nairobi has blocked the National Olympic Committee Nock elections that were scheduled for Friday following a court injunction.

Kenya Tae Kwondo Association got a court order barring the process after its members were locked from taking part in the elections.

Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Kenya (CMD), a body brought by Nock to oversee the elections had ruled Kenya Taekwondo Federation ineligible due to wrangles within its quarters and that it’s an unregistered affiliate.

The election fete will now be known upon the determination of the pending case to be heard on Monday according to the Friday ruling.

Meanwhile, Kenya remains at risk of being punished by the International Olympic Committee IOC which instructed all its affiliates who reviewed its constitution to go to poll.

NOCK has been facing the threat of suspension from (IOC) since Rio 2016 fiasco where its leaders were accused of engaging in corruption related cases.

Eleven positions were up for grab in the Nock elections with legendary athlete Paul Tergat unopposed in the presidential seat after the incumbent Kipchoge Keino failed to present his papers.