The former Harambee Stars head coach Robert Williamson popularly known as Bobby has sued Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for unlawful termination of service.
The Scot wants the Sports Disputes Tribunal of Kenya to declare that the termination of his contract by FKF was wrongful and unlawful.
Through his lawyers from Gradus Oluoch and Company Advocates, Bobby says that even though he has always been diligent in the discharge of his duties and at no point had he been issued with any warning or caution, he only learnt of his termination through the media in February this year.
Court documents filed at the tribunal show that Bobby wants the federation to pay him salary arrears for twelve months amounting to Ksh. 30 million, house rent arrears for six months adding up to Ksh 900,000, terminal dues (Ksh. 10 million) and three and a half year compensation amounting to Ksh. 105 million.
In total, Bobby wants FKF ordered by the tribunal to pay him a total of Ksh. 145.9 million.
Bobby, was rendered jobless in February this year when a newly elected FKF President Nick Mwendwa announced Stanley Okumbi as the Stars first team coach with Musa Otieno as his assistant.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday Mwendwa said the federation was already faced with many court cases.
“Adel Amrouche and Williamson have cases against the federation, but we are talking to them with the aim to settle out of court. Details of the same cannot be made public as of now as they may jeopardize talks.” said Mwendwa.
However, Bobby’s lawyer Gradus Oluoch dismissed as false Mwendwa’s statement claiming the federation was already talking to his client.
“Since we filed the case in April, the federation has not approached me or my client and we have no communication or requests for an out of court settlement,” said Oluoch adding that his client spent over 30 days trying in vain to begin informal negotiations on the payment of his salary arrears, house rent and terminal dues.