By Otieno Otieno
Football Kenya Federation has moved in to stamp out hooliganism in local football by issuing a life ban on a fan who invaded the pitch and tried to attack match officials who handled Wednesday's KPL Top 8 match between AFC Leopards and Chemelil Sugar.
The federation further announced that the fan (Mr. Dennis alias Derrick, pictured in the photo above) and, who was clearly visible on television footage, will also face the full wrath of the law for his action.
Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya announced the measures after an emergency meeting of the federation and Kenyan Premier League.
"We will not allow the fan to attend any local match and furthermore, we have instructed police to take action against him," he told Goal.com.
Nyamweya said the federation is also going after other fans who have caused trouble in the past and have asked local television stations to provide footage so that they can take action.
"We will not joke over such matters and any fan who has caused trouble in the past will be identified and punished accordingly.”
Other measures announced by Kenya FA include asking the federation’s discplinary committee to take action against Leopards’ for failing to control their fans.
“The disciplinary committee has been asked to convene urgently and take action against Leopards.”
He further ordered that future matches involving Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will be manned by at least 100 policemen and 50 private guards.
“AFC Leopards must deploy 50 stewards branded and easily identifiable and strategically placed to man the perimeter fence and be able to stop any fan from entering the pitch of play before, during and after any match. This takes effect from the next match against Tusker FC and other subsequent matches.”