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Asembo refutes court drama story

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Deputy President Robert Asembo has vehemently denied media reports that he was forced to flee from the precincts of Milimani Law Courts by a rowdy group of fans on Tuesday morning.

The sports administrator cum lawyer called Nairobi News on Wednesday morning to respond to reports on the Daily Nation and other online platforms – including this site – claiming “he had to run for his dear life” from the crowd that was baying for his blood.

“That is not true. The claims are malicious and meant to defame me and undermine my character,” Asembo told Nairobi News.

“I met a group of youths at the courts. I didn’t recognize them so they might as well have been goons for hire. They started questioning me but I just ignored them and went my way. It is completely untrue that I fled for my dear life as has been reported,” added Asembo.


“How come none of the several journalists there or even the hundreds of people who had an interest in the case took any pictures of the said incident?” he posed.

Asembo however confirmed that he was once confronted by a group of fans at City Stadium back in 2011 when he was the Secretary General of AFC Leopards.

The lawyer claimed that the media stories are part of a scheme by his ‘detractors’ to frustrate and humiliate him, but insisted this will not deter him from fighting for justice through legal means.

Regardless, he insisted he will be back in court on Thursday morning, to follow the proceedings of a case in which FKF and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) are locked in a legal battle over the control of the top flight league.