Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa suffered a major blow on Tuesday after a sports tribunal nullified the outcome of recently concluded branch elections.

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The Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) rendered the FKF elections null and void, a move that will force Mwendwa to go back to the drawing board.

In a ruling delivered Tuesday, SDT chairperson John Ohaga ordered for fresh elections saying there was no sufficient public participation in the FKF Electoral code.

On November 23rd, FKF held polls in all 47 counties, despite protests from the sports ministry which raised a number of issues.

Mr Mwendwa has been at loggerheads with the ministry over the support given to the national football team.

The Tuesday's ruling now means FKF will have to hold fresh polls, an exercise which will incur more expenses.

Contrary to the past when FKF used to elect only regional officials, the new constitution provided for county officials.

During the polls, 47 chairpersons were elected countrywide. The team was set to participate in national polls where the president is supposed to be elected.

Among those contesting for FKF presidency include Nick Mwendwa, former defunct KFF chairman Sammy Nyamweya and former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga.