The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) elections due to take place today have been called off after they were served with an order from the High Court in Nairobi.
The Kenya Taekwondo Association (KTA) obtained the ruling to stop the Extraordinary General Assembly from taking place.
The KTA had been banned from voting in the elections because of a leadership row at the organisation.
They had also been told that they would not be able to nominate Stephen Kiptanui arap Soi and James Chacha for the roles of the deputy secretary general and deputy treasurer respectively due to the suspension.
Soi and Chacha are among four Kenyan officials facing charges of theft and embezzlement following the disappearance of cash and equipment meant to help Kenya's athletes prepare for last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Soi was the team's Chef de Mission.
George Wasonga, a member of a group trying to gain control of the KTA, presented the outgoing NOCK chairman Kip Keino with a court order at the Panairi Hotel in the Kenyan capital, where the General Assembly was due to take place.
Keino immediately called off the election.
"I was shocked to receive the court order," Keino told delegates.
"This shows we are not working in unity but I thank the Federations that have put Kenya’s name on the map.
"I don’t want to go against the law of the land.
"Therefore I adjourn the meeting,"
Paul Tergat was the only candidate to replace Keino, who failed to get anyone to nominate him, as chairman.
The double Olympic silver medallist must now wait to be officially elected into the position, which Keino has held since 1999.
A hearing is due to take place on Monday (May 8) where the High Court will rule whether the KTA and the Kenyan Cycling Federation (KCF), also suspended because of a row over who is leading it, should be able to take part in the elections.
The decision to bar the two governing bodies had been taken by the Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Kenya (CMD), an independent organisation brought in by NOCK to oversee the election.
They acted following a complaint from the Kenya Rowing and Canoe Association that the KTA and KCF should be not eligible to take part in the elections because they each had two different groups claiming to represent them.
The Kenyan Badminton Federation were, however, allowed by the CMD to take part even though they are involved in a tug-of-war over who is leading them.
NOCK has been facing the threat of suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since Rio 2016.
They only passed constitutional changes requested by the IOC in March, allowing a date to be set for today's meeting.
All 29 delegates, including the KTF and KCF, had voted unanimously for the resolution.
Kenya Rugby Union chairman Richard Omwela accused some officials at NOCK and in the Government of trying to sabotage the process.
"There are now too many forces involved and not only taekwondo," he told The Daily Nation.
"Some people at NOCK simply don't want change and that is why they are fighting to remain in office.
"The Government should have allowed all the Federations that participated in constitution review to take part as directed by IOC."
The IOC now must decide what action they can take.
"We are disappointed to hear that the elections will not take place today as planned and are monitoring the situation very closely," a spokesperson for the IOC told insidethegames.