3 May 2013

Kenya: Coach in Testicles Affair Decries Bias

Mombasa — Daudi Kajembe, alias Rasta, the assistant coach at the centre of the referee testicle affair is now accusing the press of being biased against him.

Kajembe is accused of assaulting referee Martin Wekesa, squeezing his testicles until the victim allegedly collapsed to the ground in pain when he sent-off a Sparki Youth player during a lower league match in Mombasa.

Speaking for the first time since the suit filed by Wekesa seeking Sh20m in damages from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after he claimed the attack rendered him impotent, Kajembe decried he had not been given fair hearing.

"The media in particular the foreign media has waged an orchestrated onslaught against me over the incident yet I am innocent unless proved guilty," the coach who was banned from all football activity for life by FKF following the incident added.

He was speaking after watching a division one clash between Modern Coast Rangers and West Ham at Mombasa's Ronald Ngala Grounds begging belief whether the life ban from football was still in effect.

Kajembe is facing charges of causing grievous bodily harm to Wekesa during an altercation in a highly charged division one derby between arch rivals Admiral and Spaki Youth match in September 2012 at Tudor Day Grounds in Mombasa.

Apart from the suit, Wekesa is suing FKF for $157000 due to loss of conjugal rights, story that has grabbed headlines worldwide.

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