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Elections: Aspirants hit out at rivals ahead of FKF polls

FOOTBALL By Robin Toskin | September 2nd 2020
FkF Presidential Aspirant Boniface Osano (left) and running-mate Innocent Mutiso in Nairobi announcing to turn Youth tournaments into league. [Jonah Onyango, Standard].

Four FKF presidential aspirants insist the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections are compromised claiming several candidates have been sponsored to sanitise the process and give it some semblance of a democratic exercise.

The four, Nicholas Musonye, Sam Nyamweya, Twaha Mbarak and Sammy Sholei said in a joint press conference yesterday that those who have submitted their nominations are known supporters of the incumbent Nick Mwendwa.

They said the Sports Disputes Tribunal ruled on March 17 that FKF Electoral Code was unconstitutional for violating Articles 38 and 81 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

“We reject this process in toto and state that unless specific bare minimums are in place, the process will remain unacceptable,” the aspirants said in the joint statement.

“Bona fide FKF Member clubs at the counties have been denied the right to participate in the FKF Elections, contrary to Article 35 of the FKF Constitution 2017 without any iota of evidence of how the thousands of clubs across the country lost that right to vote by any of the ways contemplated in the said constitution.”

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidential aspirants; Nicholas Musonye (3r L), Twaha Mbarak (3rd R ) and Sam Nyamweya (2nd R) talks to officials Angeline Mwikali, Simon Mugo and Andrew Amukoya during a media briefing at a Nairobi hotel on September 01, 2020 on their dissatisfaction with the electoral process to elect new officials in office. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The aspirants said they were looking forward to a meeting suggested by the world football governing body Fifa.

However, the FKF Electoral Board, citing a Fifa directive, restarted the poll exercise without what the aspirants said “regard to the SDT ruling which impeached the Election Code”.

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