Embattled FKF Board Set New Election Date

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Electoral Board has revealed it will elect a new president on October 17 when the national elections take place.

Chairperson of the FKF’s electoral board Kentice Tikolo told local media that the national elections will begin with grassroots polls to be held across the 47-counties on September 19.

“The elections will start from grassroots to the top and will be done in the months of September and October,” Tikolo told reporters.

The county polls will be conducted on Saturday, September 19 with the national ones set for Saturday, October 17.”

It will be the third time in a year that FKF will be holding elections.

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The previous two exercises were nullified by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) last December and in March this year, with SDT chairman John Ohaga ruling that the rules of engagement were flouted on both occasions.

Earlier, aspirants had on Monday, August 10 sent a letter to the Board stating they have no legal mandate to organize the elections.

“We wish to bring to your attention that pursuant to the ruling of the SDT, the entire electoral process was nullified and you can therefore not purport to publish a road map and regulations on ‘pending’ elections as the entire process was nullified therefore the entire process has to be done afresh,” read the letter addressed to the FKF Electoral Board and obtained by Goal.

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“You have no authority or power to issue any regulations or roadmap on FKF elections as your mandate is limited to overseeing National and County Elections, and you can also not appoint an individual or institution to oversee sub-county elections.”

The Board has also been told it cannot resume work until the rules of engagement of the elections are established by the stakeholders.

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