How Mwendwa, Shikanda clashed at FKF meeting


How Mwendwa, Shikanda clashed at FKF meeting
Nick Mwendwa speaks during Citizen TV's Monday football show

In Summary

  • In a moment of  near madness during the FKF's Special General Meeting, convened to deliberate on the Electoral Code and adoption of Board members, federation chief Nick Mwendwa and AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda were involved in a fierce altercation, the former ordering the latter back to his seat.
  • With all other delegates already counted in the vote to approve the new Board, Shikanda requested five minutes to deliberate on the issue on the floor; a request which was denied leading to his vote being recorded as an abstained vote.

In a moment of  near madness during the FKF’s Special General Meeting, convened to deliberate on the Electoral Code and adoption of Board members, federation chief Nick Mwendwa and AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda were involved in a fierce altercation, the former ordering the latter back to his seat.

With all other delegates already counted in the vote to approve the new Board, Shikanda requested five minutes to deliberate on the issue on the floor; a request which was denied leading to his vote being recorded as an abstained vote.

“Unfortunately I arrived late to the meeting and I found people voting. It’s the transfer season and being the big club that we are, we have to get the best players. I was following up on a player because we might have some changes in our striking force therefore I arrived late and found people voting to which I requested more time to familiarise with the process. I was denied more time so I chose to abstain because I cannot vote blindly,” he charged after the meeting.

Defending champions Gor Mahia also failed to vote under unclear circumstances with Treasurer Sally Bollo remaining rooted at her seat during the whole process. Shikanda however attached little importance to the fracas noting that he supports the new board members fully.

“I know many people feel like there is an issue between the managements of AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia but I would wish to inform everyone that everything is okay between us and the new board.

I think the Board is well constituted as I have seen people from different sectors of the sport therefore let’s prepare to conduct good elections then we can put them to task,”he added.

With the number of branches increased from 20 to 48, more stakeholders will be involved in the decision making process after which in due time members will get an opportunity to choose their branch executive committee members from the 290 sub branches.

“I’m glad that we are trying to devolve football to the grassroots levels whereby everyone has a voice on who runs this sport in this country. The meeting has been okay and we are looking forward to football being played in this country. We need to back anyone supporting football in this country and I want to urge our people always to be positive.

“Let’s see where we have come from, where we are and where we are going.” He added.

Nonetheless, Shikanda was shortcoming in revealing the name of the player he was after.

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