Electoral Board has swung into action by revising dates for upcoming football elections in a move aimed at delivering free and fair results
Football Kenya Federation elections have now been pushed to December 10 from November 14.
Sub-branch elections will now be held on November 26 with branch elections set for December 3. Goal reported on Friday that this year’s elections will delay by at least two weeks. This is after the independent Electoral Board appointed to manage the exercise, wrote to FKF, Fifa and Sports Ministry requesting for ‘extension of more days’.
A source in the board confirmed that it is not feasible to hold the elections as scheduled starting off with sub-branch elections on October 29 as they have not been fully handed over. “According to the programme agreed on at the Annual General Meeting, everything should have been done by October 5 but as it is, the board is yet to receive everything they need to run a credible exercise.
“As it is, they cannot hold a free and fair election starting on October 29 and have requested for a two week extension,”
said our source.
But in a statement signed by Electoral Board treasurer David Mwereka, elections dates have now changed dates. “The Football Kenya Federation Electoral Board wishes to inform the football stakeholders and the general public that on this day of October 23, 2015, a handing over process of electoral documents took place at FKF Secretariat office.
“The Board will now embark on verifying the voters register. Given the importance of this exercise and the need to deliver free, fair and credible elections the electoral calendar is therefore, revised.”