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Nick Mwendwa retains FKF Presidency, has his work cut out for him

The twice-nullified FKF elections finally got to take place on Saturday, October 17th, and, not surprising, incumbent, Nick Mwendwa, won by a landslide.

In the closely followed election, what seemed to have been a close-contested ended up as a thorough whitewash. Nick Mwendwa trounced his opponents by a landslide.

No contest

The FKF President garnered 77 of the total votes. The second-placed, Lordvick Adudu, Gor CEO, had a paltry five. Herbert Mwachiro, meanwhile, got three votes.

Mwendwa celebrated his win with a brief statement on Twitter.

“Let’s go do this Kenya!. I am once again humbled. Thank you.” He wrote.

Dan Mule and Bonface Osano, the other contestants, got nil.

Credility concerns

Nicholas Musonye, another who had been running for office, had filed a petition in court to stop the elections.

Musonye, the former CECAFA SG, cited credibility concerns. Another aspirant, Sam Nyamweya, had also stated concerns regarding credibility in the lead up to the elections. Thus, none of them were in the ballot.

Woman Rep Seat

The NEC Woman Representative seat, though, was more of a contest. Margret Omondi won by 43 votes, edging out  Kerubo Momanyi, who had 41.

Sally Bollo, the former Gor Mahia treasurer, got away with no vote.

The elections took place at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

The Sports Dispute Tribunal had twice nullified the elections. First it was in December last year, then later again early this year.

Work cut out

The next course of action now, is for the administration to hit the ground running.

First, Nick Mwendwa has the unenviable task of convincing the government to allow for league resumption.

Furthermore, Kenyan football remains blighted by financial concerns. Addressing these would no doubt be top priority for Mwendwa.

Though Kenya’s top tier league got new sponsors, the sponsors won’t release funds until a month before the league resumes.

While FKF have tentative dates for league resumption, they still don’t have the goahead from the Sports Ministry.

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