• The eligibility criteria should also be spelt out.
• “The previous criteria was done away with by the Sports Disputes Tribunal and we believe it should not feature as a condition since it is violating the rights of the Kenya people,” Ndege said.
A section of football stakeholders want the forthcoming Football Kenya Federations to be conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission as opposed to an FKF Electoral Board.
On behalf of the stakeholders, Kenya Soccer Players Association (KSPA) Secretary General, Harold Ndege and former referee David Gikonyo, said using an Electoral Board will not guarantee a free, fair transparent exercise.
They also questioned the proposed use of the FKF Electoral Code 2020, especially after sections of the Code were termed unconstitutional by the Sports Disputes Tribunal.
“The said FKF Electoral Code 2020 is not aligned with Sports Registrar Regulation Act 2016, taking into consideration FKF is registered under Sports Act 2013 article 47, and evident in article 1.1 of the FKF constitution 2017 which states that: “ FKF is an organisation of an associative nature registered in Kenya in compliance with Sports Act No.25 of 2013 as a National Sports Organisation”,” the stakeholders said.
“We, therefore, want an independent body to conduct the elections and IEBC is the only independent body that can conduct a free, fair, and transparent exercise. We are also demanding a valid and correct voter register.”
The eligibility criteria should also be spelled out. “The previous criteria was done away with by the Sports Disputes Tribunal and we believe it should not feature as a condition since it is violating the rights of the Kenya people,” Ndege said.
Involving just five women’s clubs is another malpractice that they want Fifa, Caf, Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu Namwamba, Principal Secretary Peter Tum, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Sports Registrar, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the SDT to take note of.
“These bodies should take note of these illegalities and take appropriate action against individuals who will aid and abet them during the FKF elections,” Ndege added.