Mombasa county August 15th polls has raised alarm as FKF warns non-members

  • The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has warned non-members from conducting unapproved county association elections just after the Sports Registrar allowed Mombasa to conduct association polls.

The federation’s reactions come at a day after the Sports Registrar Rose Wasike gave Mombasa County the green light to hold FKF county polls after they moved to comply with the 2013 Sports Act.

“Football Kenya Federation national office has learned of plans by a small section of non-FKF members to carry out Football Association elections, with the main aim of occasioning confusion and anarchy in the management and running of football, especially at the grassroots level,” FKF signed letter reads.

“Further, the national office has also learned with a lot of concern of the continued use of FKF logo by the said non-members in their correspondences and has written to both Fifa and the Registrar of Sports with regard to the same as both the FKF emblem and logo are registered trademarks that should not be exploited without prior consent from the federation.

“In light of the aforementioned, and in view of the existing FKF regulations and statutes pertaining to how FKF elections should be called and conducted, the national office wishes to advise all members to refrain from taking part in the purported elections being organized by non-members,” the statement continues.

FKF CEO Barry Otieno further stated the willingness of the federation to conduct the national elections when the situation allows.

“The federation, in consultation with Fifa, will at an opportune time and dependent on the Covid-19 situation in the country, inform the members of the FKF elections roadmap,” added the letter.

But, the federation reminded all members of their obligations to both the FKF and Fifa statutes and the need to adhere to the same. They added FKF will continue to monitor the situation, with the option of taking the next steps should these exercises infringe on the rights of any member.

FKF presidential aspirant Twaha Mbarak confirmed the Mombasa elections will be held on August 15th with eight positions to be contested; Chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, vice-secretary, treasurer, vice-treasurer, women representative and youth representative.

FKF has been battling legal hurdles that have been placed on its path by dissatisfied members and contestants that have barred them from holding its elections.

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