All set for Badminton elections after years of in-fights
- After a long wait, Badminton Kenya is set to hold its election on April 27 after getting the green light from the Registrar of Sports.
- The elections were earmarked for last year June but were put on hold by the Sports Registrar until the Badminton Association duly complied with the Sports Act.
After a long wait, Badminton Kenya is set to hold its election on April 27 after getting the green light from the Registrar of Sports.
The elections were earmarked for last year June but were put on hold by the Sports Registrar until the Badminton Association duly complied with the Sports Act.
The delay in the elections has also been fuelled by the two warring factions in the federation, curtailing the smooth running of operations.
However, according to the federation’s acting chairman, Peter Muchiri, the stage is all but set for the elections with the federation having met all the Sports Act requirements.
Muchiri who has been at the helm of the federation for the past two years also claimed that they have been given a clean bill of health by the International Badminton Federation and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and are seeking the services of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) to conduct the elections.
“We have an agreement that entails the Internal Federation and NOCK where we are seeking to conduct free and fair elections. Everybody is given an equal opportunity and that are why we are seeking to invite IEBC to conduct the elections” Muchiri noted.
Muchiri is also banking on his performance over the past two years as he seeks the top seat against other candidates.
“When we formalise the process, we shall release a notice that invites all Kenyans who want to vie for various seats to send their applications and by April 17 the list of the candidates should be out,”Muchiri said, adding: “ I will also be vying and I don’t know; I might win because the clubs and counties will assess my performance and then they will decide.”
The elections are set to be held at the Ruaraka Sports Club.
Seats to be contested
-1st Vice Chairman
-2nd Vice Chairman
-Deputy Secretary General
-Player representative (women)
-Player representative (men)
-Para badminton representative
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