The 7th Football Kenya Federation (FKF) AGM and 4th under the leadership of president Nick Mwendwa was successfully conducted on Saturday 5 October at a Nairobi hotel with the meeting passing a new code ahead of the general elections set to be conducted in two months’ time, possibly on the on Saturday 7 December.
Delegates unanimously passed a new electoral code at the Safari Park Hotel requiring among other things, that whoever wants to vie for the president’s position, should have a running mate and the two must part with Kshs 400,000 each as registration fees.
Mwendwa’s predecessor Sam Nyamweya, who is also said to be eyeing a return as the country’s football chief, had sought the help of the courts to have Saturday’s AGM stopped but his appeal was thrown out by the Sports Dispute Tribunal.
The electoral board was also constituted with Professor Edwin Wamukoya being named its chair. Eunice Lumala will serve as the board’s secretary with Abdi Said and Eunice Shiveka the other board members.
Sam Karanja, Viola Ochoki and Kenneth Kamenju will serve as substitute members of the board that will begin its work at the Goal Project offices from next week to plan for the elections, in which Mwendwa will be vying for his second term.
Two National Executive officials also confirmed that they will be stepping down and will not seek to retain their positions in the coming elections. Mohammed Mulla of North Eastern, who has been in the NEC for almost two decades now, said this was his final term as did Chris Amimo of Nairobi.
David Njoroge of Central, Nabea Murithi of Eastern and Raphael Mwalungo of Coast will throw their hats in the ring for the very last time with the latter contemplating going into Beach Football administration.
Mwendwa also confirmed that Vice President Doris Petra will be his running mate and that disgraced former FKF CEO Robert Muthomi will not be returning after his suspension with Barry Otieno set to continue as acting Secretary General.