Kenya postpones league fixtures as political tensions mount in country

Kenyan fan

October 30 – All Kenyan Premier League games scheduled for last weekend were postponed because of  political tensions in the country, and provisionally rescheduled for November  14 even though that is earmarked as part of an international week.

Kenya staged fresh presidential elections Thursday amidst considerable unrest making it difficult for teams to travel. However all of this Wednesday’s games will go ahead.

“KPL will continue to monitor the situation and stay in contact with the relevant security agencies so as to ensure the safety and welfare of players, technical staff, referees, fans and other stakeholders in the remaining rounds of matches,” a KPL statement read.

However it is by no means certain Kenya’s national FA (FKF) will give permission for a Nov 14 programme “as FKF had earlier this year stated that they intend to make use of all FIFA dates.”

The KPL was also forced to cancel weekend matches after the original August 8 General Election and the latest postponement has led to a huge backlog of fixtures.

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