The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) reneged on the agreement to have two teams demoted and a similar number promoted to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) following a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on Tuesday 27 October at the FKF offices.
The FKF, from the NEC meeting ruled that a total of four teams will be relegated from the top flight with six promoted after the current season in a decision that will most likely cause a stir at the KPL.
In reaching the decision, the FKF invoked a ruling made in an earlier Special General Meeting and completely ignored the decision reached in conjunction with the KPL in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“Regarding the composition of the top-tier league for the 2016 season and beyond, the decisions of the Special General Meeting held in Kakamega on January 30th, 2015 and the Third Annual General Meeting held in Nairobi on August 28th, 2015 remain in force in the context of determining the number of clubs to be relegated and promoted.”
“In this regard, four (4) teams will be relegated from the top-tier league and six (6) promoted from the FKF Premier League to make a league of 18 teams,” the statement noted.
By the ruling, and as per the current standings, City Stars, KCB and Chemelil Sugar and Nakuru AllStars will be relegated.