FKF Elections: Board clears four aspirants to battle Mwendwa for top seat

Four aspirants have been cleared after presenting their nomination papers the lapse of Monday dandling. The Electoral Board cleared the four aspirants to contest for the presidential seat in the forthcoming Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections.

Those cleared to contest against incumbent Nick Mwendwa for the presidential seat include Boniface Osano, Daniel Mule, Herbert Mwachio, and Lordvick Omondi Aduda.

The Electoral Board chairperson Kentice Tikolo revealed on Thursday that they had finalized the list of candidates seeking election to various positions at national level, following the lapse of the nomination window on Monday.

“Football Kenya Federation’s Electoral Board has published a preliminary list of candidates seeking election to various positions at the national level, following the lapse of the nomination window on Monday,” the Board said in a statement obtained. “The Board has, in the meantime, scheduled a seven-day disputes resolution window, as provided for in the electoral calendar, where complaints on the nomination process [county and national] shall be welcomed.

“Such disputes shall be heard by the Electoral Board between September 4, and September 7, 2020, and by the Appeals Committee, if need be, between September 8 and September 10, 2020.

“The final list of county and national level candidates is set to be published on the Board’s website on September 11, 2020.
“County elections are set to be held on September 19, 2020, while national elections shall be held on October 17, 2020.”
Elsewhere in the National Executive Council (NEC) seat, Gordon Chege remains unopposed going into the exercise, while in Nairobi the battle will be between Michael Ouma, Tom Alila, and Isaac Macharia.

In Nyanza, Joseph Andere will square it off with Western Stima chairman Laban Jobita, Timothy Muriithi Nabea is also unopposed from the Eastern region while AhmedQadar Mohammed Dabar will face off Mohamed Abdi Farah in North Eastern.The county/branch elections will be held on September 19, before the national polls set for October 17.

Other FkF presidential hopefuls including Sam Nyamweya, Nicholas Musonye, steve Mburu and Mbarak gave the exercise a wide berth on grounds of pre lack of a fair ground.

It will be the third time in a year that the FKF will be holding elections after cancelation of the previous two by the sports dispute tribunal.

However, more attempts to stop the elections are in court as the football stakeholders have filled numerous cases against the incumbent.