Thika United, Muhoroni Youth, and Sofapaka have been demoted from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) for failing to comply with stringent club licensing requirements within the set dates.
The announcement of their downscaling was made by FKF President Nick Mwendwa at the FKF House (Goal Project) on the afternoon of Monday 9 January 2017.
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The three will, therefore, drop down to the National Super League (NSL) should they meet set requirements for the second tier by deadline date 31 January 2017.
With the three out of the top league, two other teams from NSL – Zoo FC and Nakumatt FC were promoted over and above the automatically promoted Nzoia United and Kariobangi Sharks to make the KPL a 15-team league for 2017.
The 2017 league will, therefore, be composed of; Tusker, Ulinzi Stars, Bandari, AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia, Kakamega Homeboyz, Chemelil Sugar, Posta Rangers, Western Stima, Mathare United, Sony Sugar, Nakumatt, Zoo Kericho, Kariobangi Sharks and Nzoia United.