FKF Polls: All set for SGM as branches submit deliberations on code

The process guiding the repeat Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Elections is well on course after three weeks of public participation, in deliberating over the Electoral Code set to guide the elections.

Early in December 2019, the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) nullified the already conducted Branch polls and subsequently put a halt to the National and Sub County polls, notifying that proper public participation was not observed in the run up.

Found fault

The Tribunal also found fault in the composition of the Electoral Board, citing issues with the memberships of Elina Shiveka and chairman Prof. Edwin Wamukoya in its ruling that nullified the polls.

The FKF secretariat was thrown back to the drawing board with the public participation commencing December 7, 2019 and at the turn of 2020, it reports that all its 20 branches have made the submissions in line with the expected repeat polls.

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With the first giant step made, the federation’s top organ, the National Executive Committee (NEC) is set to deliberate on the submissions then call for a Special General Meeting (SGM) for ratification of the same.

Up for adoption

At the SGM, a new Electoral Board proposed by the NEC will be up for adoption after a vote. This is then set to pave way for the repeat polls, for which a particular date is yet to be set.

On December 7, 2019, the FKF President Nick Mwendwa had indicated January 8, 2020 as the date for the SGM. It is not yet clear if the date still stands.

Here’s the Electoral Code proposed by the FKF, which was deliberated upon by the branches over the past three weeks.