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KSSSA moves to curb litigations in school games

Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) is set to hold a meeting with other Education stakeholders at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu on July 19-22 in a move meant to curb court battles over legitimacy of representation.

KSSSA chairman Kimutai Ngetich said the association was disappointed by the deliberate negligence of schools following the laid procedures in addressing dissatisfactory concerns and opting to courts cases. “It is not that as an association we lack the proper procedures to deal with any issues that arise and in any case we have tried our level best as an association to arbitrate feuds.

This meeting will, among other issues, chart the way forward and bring the court culture to stop,” said Ngetich. Drama has in the recent years characterised school games with the latest one being a court tussle pitting Shimba Hills and St John’s Kaloleni after the former petitioned their disqualification in handball in the just-concluded Term 2A games in a Mombasa court.

KSSSA was forced to convene an impromptu meeting to save face before the games continued. Term games were also not without sideshows as St Peter’s Boys Mumias moved to a Kakamega court to protest KSSSA’s ruling that allowed Kakamega School to take part in the national rugby 15s.

Ngetich however believes certain region have been notorious in resorting to court cases rather than amicably resolving their concerns within KSSSA structures that arbitrate conflicts. “We have a total of eight regions and why it has only to be two regions raises questions as to why we have not seen other schools from other regions involved in court cases,” he said.

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