Mwendwa sole presidential nominee as window closes

By Robin Toskin: Saturday, February 22nd 2020 at 20:57 GMT +3 | Football
FKF President Nick Mwendwa at a past press conference. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Nick Mwendwa is the only presidential nominee for the up-coming contested Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections.

The FKF Electoral Board received Mwendwa’s nomination papers on Saturday flanked by his running mate, Doris Petra.

 “We have submitted our nomination papers to the Board members and have received an acknowledgment slip as proof that we have complied with all rules as stated in the electoral code,” said Mwendwa.

The Sports Disputes Tribunal will begin hearing a petition filed by FKF in which the football body seeks to have the Sports Registrar compelled to receive the returns of the election slated for March 27.

Coast Region aspirant for the National Executive Committee post, Gabriel Mghendi, who is unopposed described the process as transparent and urged the football family to unite in order to deliver the elections.

“I’m happy to have presented my papers to the board today. And after 5pm since no one else has presented his papers for the same position, I remain unopposed and has now embarked on starting to work for my people to move football at the Coast to the next level,” Mghendi said.

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The Sports Disputes Tribunal will begin hearing a petition filed by FKF in which the football body seeks to have the Sports Registrar compelled to receive the returns of the election slated for March 27.

Gabriel Mghendi. [Omondi Onyango]

Earlier in the day, aspirants seeking elective positions in the National Executive Committee Women Representative came before the board and were duly nominated to vie.

The deadline for submission of documents was yesterday after which the Board will publish a preliminary list of candidates on Tuesday, February 25.

Disputes around the nomination process and the preliminary list of candidates will be heard, by the Board, between February 26, and February 28.

Two aspirants have expressed their interest in the Woman Representative seat in Football Kenya Federation’s National Executive Committee.

“The nomination process was seamless, I have handed in my papers and have been presented with a declaration form to prove I have followed all stipulated rules in the electoral code,” said NEC Women Representative, Margaret Anyango.

The three are among other regional aspirants from Western, Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi, Upper Rift, Lower Rift, Eastern, North Eastern and Central who submitted their nomination papers on Friday.

NEC Aspirants

1. Nairobi - Michael Majua Unopposed

2. Central - Davis Chege Unopposed

3. Western- Bishop Tony Kweya Unopposed

4. Nyanza - Joseph Andere, Laban Jobita

5. Coast - Gabriel Mughendi unopposed

6. Eastern - Muriithi Nabea unopposed

7. Upper Rift - Benard Langat, Martin Nyongesa

8. Lower Rift- David Bunei

9. Women Rep - Magret Omondi, Kerubo Momanyi

10. North Eastern- Ahmedqadar Mohamed Dabar unopposed

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