Football Kenya Federation’s Electoral Board, on Monday, August 31, 2020, received nomination forms from seven aspirants seeking elective positions at the national level.
Candidates who had submitted their nomination forms earlier in February were not required to resubmit their papers.
Boniface Osano (Running Mate - Innocent Mutiso), Lordvick Aduda (Running Mate - Athanas Obala), Daniel Mule (Running Mate - Peter Lichungu) and Herbert Mwachiro (Running Mate - Harold Ndege) presented their papers for the position of FKF President and were subsequently handed acknowledgement forms upon scrutiny of their relevant documents.
“The Electoral Board has been efficient. It now has a role to play in convincing us as candidates and football stakeholders that it will deliver a credible election,” said Osano.
“It is also time all Kenyans welcomed my candidature. Let’s all come together as stakeholders and support this young team of visionary leaders,” he added.
Lordvick Aduda, on his part, was upbeat that his candidature was the best fit, while commending the Board for having given his team a proper reception while presenting their papers.
“I am not new to football. My abilities and potential are well known to everyone in football,” he said.
“The Electoral Board was duly constituted and has the mandate to conduct this process. That’s why I am here, anyway. I am confident the Board will execute its mandate convincingly,” added Aduda.
Daniel Mule, who stood alongside former Harambee Stars defender Peter Lichungu, cited his passion for football as a motivating factor in presenting his candidature.
“There has been uncertainty in football governance, and together with my deputy, we have presented ourselves so that we can get a chance to take our football back to where it belongs,” said Mule.
“We don’t have any reservations with the electoral board or the process thus far. The Board has a role to play in ensuring that the process is free and fair,” he added.
Herbert Mwachiro, on his part, expressed his desire to take part in the process as he exuded confidence in his candidature.
"We have had consultations with stakeholders and we feel it was prudent for us to come forth and be part of this process," said Mwachiro.
The Board, will on Tuesday and Wednesday, retreat to further scrutinize the forms presented to it before publishing a preliminary list of candidates on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
A seven-day disputes resolution window has, meanwhile, been provided for in the electoral calendar where complaints on the nomination process (county and national) shall be welcomed.
Such disputes shall be heard by the Electoral Board between September 4, and September 7, 2020, and by the Appeals Committee between September 8 and September 10, 2020.
The final list of county and national level candidates is set to be published on the Board’s website on September 11, 2020.
County elections are set to be held on September 19, 2020, while national elections shall be held on October 17, 2020.