•The Executive Board has also for the first time established a handing over period of 14 days to the newly elected office bearers, to enable them to start preparing for the new quadrennial.
•The elections cycle of the Olympics body is four years, usually held after the celebrations of the Games of that particular Olympiad.
The elections of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya will be held on November 16.
In a press statement signed by acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku, the elections were moved from November 12 due to a scheduled International Olympics Committee session on the same date, where some members of the NOC-K Executive Board including the president are expected to attend at the IOC headquarters.
"The road towards elections started in August 2021, after the completion of the Tokyo Olympics. Since then, the Executive Board of NOC-K has held consultative meetings with affiliates, and the Electoral Board was selected during an Extra-Ordinary General Meeting," said Mutuku.
He said a timeline of activities preceding the elections in line with the constitutional requirements was ratified by the members.
"In compliance with the Sports Act, pursuant to the Sports Registrar Regulations 2016 Part VI - Elections, a formal notice of elections has been given to the Sports Registrar, with members due to receive the 21 days' notice according to the regulations," the statement read.
"The Executive Board has also for the first time established a handing over period of 14 days to the newly elected office bearers, to enable them to start preparing for the new quadrennial."
Mutuku added that 13 positions in the Executive Board will be contested as per Article 18 of the NOC-K Constitution. They include President, First Deputy President, Second Deputy President, Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Male athlete representative, Female athlete representative, Woman representative and three members.
"The elections cycle of the Olympics body is four years, usually held after the celebrations of the Games of that particular Olympiad," Mutuku explained, adding that the elections of the 2017-2020 Olympiad were delayed following the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to 2021, which led to the NOC-K General Assembly to delay the elections until after the Games.