Tukutane kwa debe - Ex-AFC chairman Mule tells FKF presidency aspirants
Ex-Chairman AFC Leopards Dan Mule officially unveil new coach Stewart Hall at the club Secretariat on Monday, Oct 31, 2016. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]

Ex-AFC Leopards chairman and presidential hopeful Dan Mule has urged aspirants to roll up their sleeves and prepare forthcoming Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections slated for September 19th, 2020.

Mule’s sentiments come days after the FKF Electoral Board released the calendar and guidelines for the upcoming elections.

On Tuesday, August 11, The FKF Electoral Board Chai Kentice Tikolo released the Electoral road map at FKF offices, Goal Project Nairobi. 

“Winning isn’t everything but losing is nothing. As we head for the forthcoming FKF elections, it’s not a matter of life and death. As the FKF Electoral Board released the roadmap and guidelines for the upcoming federation’s elections a section of aspiring candidates instead of rolling up their sleeves to compete they are headed for a contest in the court corridors,” said Mule in a statement.

The former AFC Leopards Chair also acknowledged the fact that there has to be a loser in the forthcoming election, and that the rules may not appear favourable to everyone. But if they meet required standards then the elections should proceed.

Tukutane kwa debe - Ex-AFC chairman Mule tells FKF presidency aspirants
Ex-AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) receives SH400,000 from team supporters Stanley Livondo (second left), Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali, Babetuu Amutavi and Oliver Imbenzi (AFC Leopards treasurer). [Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.co.ke]

“We cannot all win and we cannot all occupy the limited spaces or posts on offer and therefore there’s need of being prepared to either win or lose and above all there’s always next time. You can never please everybody, and therefore in any contest, the rules may not seem favourable and palatable to all but as long as they meet the bare minimum the competition is good to go. In any contest there has to be a winner and a loser and dragging the process is an injustice to football, the youth and its beneficiaries,” he explained.

He urged candidates to embrace accepting outcomes and avoid moving to court, derailing and eventually disrupting elections.

“The FKF elections have been disrupted twice in which candidates are taking advantage if the court process to cause chaos in the football management democracy at the expense of players. In my view, the federation has conflict resolution mechanisms which need to be exploited instead of turning to courts for justice,” said Mule.

FKF ELECTIONS

The electoral process is set to begin afresh, from County to National level, followed by sub-county level.

CALENDAR:

Notable on the calendar is the deadline for submission of County Nomination Forms on 26 August, followed by the deadline for submission on National Executive Commission and Presidential Nominations Forms for nominated candidates on 31 August.

County Elections are set for 19 September, with 22 September set aside in case of a tie.

County representatives will be published on October 1,

National Elections are set for 17 October.

Tukutane kwa debe - Ex-AFC chairman Mule tells FKF presidency aspirants
FKF Electoral Board Chairman Kentice Tikolo during the unveiling of the reconstituted Electoral Board ahead of the upcoming elections set to be held before March 30 in Nairobi on Monday, Feb 3, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The Board has agreed with both FIFA and FKF on a new candidature worthiness measure as provided for under article 27 of the FIFA statutes and in line with the FIFA Standard Electoral Code which states:

President and Vice President

  • A candidate must have at least five endorsements from any of the FKF Members
  • A candidate must have played an active role in football either as a player or an official in two of the last five years.
  • A candidate Must meet chapter six of the 2010 Kenyan constitution
  • A candidate must be a Kenyan Citizen

National Executive Committee Members

  • A candidate must have at least five endorsements from any FKF Members, two which must be from members domiciled in the region he/she seeks to represent.
  • A candidate must have played an active role in football either as a player or an official in two of the last five years.
  • A candidate must be a Kenyan Citizen

Branch Officials

  • A candidate must have at least three endorsements from any FKF Members domiciled in the County he/she seeks to represent.
  • A candidate must have played an active role in football either as a player or an official in two of the last five years.
  • A candidate must be a Kenyan Citizen

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