FKF Electoral Board vows to deliver credible polls


Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the ...
Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the media during the national elections held at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on February 10, 2016.

In Summary

  • As the clock ticks towards the much-awaited Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections, the new Electoral Board unveiled on Monday has vowed to oversee a credible election.
  • The new electoral board was reconstituted with the former board disbanded after the polls slated for last year were cancelled by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT).
  • In its ruling, the SDT ordered FKF to conduct elaborate public participation sessions in addressing the electoral code issues, and appoint a fresh electoral board after it declared the initial one arbitrarily constituted.

As the clock ticks towards the much-awaited Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections, the new Electoral Board unveiled on Monday has vowed to oversee a credible election.

The new electoral board was reconstituted with the former board disbanded after the polls slated for last year were cancelled by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT).

In its ruling, the SDT ordered FKF to conduct elaborate public participation sessions in addressing the electoral code issues, and appoint a fresh electoral board after it declared the initial one arbitrarily constituted.

With the credibility of the elections being a contentious issue that led to the nullification of elections, the new board chaired by communication expert Kentice Tikolo has promised to oversee transparent polls.

Other members constituting the board are; Secretary General Patrick Onyango, journalist Ali Hassan Kauleni, retired referee Alfred Ndinya and PR practitioner Samuel Karanja.

Others are Tennis guru Andrew Mudibo, Rachel Muthoga and Elaine Mbugua.

“It’s an honour for us to be picked to take oversee FKF elections and we want to assure the country that we are taking this process very seriously. It is going to be a very open and transparent exercise. We want to show the country that it is possible to do things the right way. Hold us to account because we can assure you, it is going to go right,” a confident Tikolo said.

With the world governing body FIFA’s deadline of March 30 fast approaching, Tikolo observed that they are working on the electoral calendar expected to be complete by February 7.

“We will be looking at March 30 as our end date and therefore all the procedures that have to be carried out must align with this date. This is what FIFA gave us and we have to work within its confines,” said Tikolo.

 

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