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FKF branches demand financial records

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FKF branch officials gathered in Nairobi to press the national office to avail audited financial records for convoked AGM to stand.
FKF branch officials gathered in Nairobi to press the national office to avail audited financial records for convoked AGM to stand.

NAIROBI, May 29 –Football Kenya Federation (FKF) branches have demanded the financial statement and audited report for the past three years for the June 26 Annual General Meeting called by the national office to be properly convened.

The 13 out of 19 countrywide branches who met on Friday in Nairobi to review the AGM notice also resolved that all bans on top officials should be consolidated and discussed on the floor as they fell short of breaking ranks with their president, Sam Nyamweya.

This is contrary to the proposal in the minutes of the convoked AGM that only reviews of bans on National Executive Committee (NEC) members; Hussein Terry (Coast/lifetime) and Dan Shikanda (Nairobi/six years) would be considered whilst omitting elected vice-president, Sam Shollei (six years).

“As per article 263 of the FKF statutes this notice is supposed to be accompanied by the financial statement and audit report which gives delegates enough time to read and understand what has been happening in the federation for the last four years.

“However, we are yet to be given the report so that the AGM can be properly convened,” Nyanza North boss, Joseph Andere who spoke on behalf of all the branches declared.

“We don’t want issues where some banned officials have been brought on board and others are not. Let the NEC explain to us why a specific ban should be lifted and if they convince us, then we will be ready to discuss it and make decision on that day,” he added.

The chairmen agreed to split the vast Rift Valley into two regions as well as changing the FKF statutes to be in line with the current constitution that will see the current 20 branches expanded to 47 Counties.

The branch members are set to hold talks with other delegates from Kenyan Premier League, FKF National Super League and National Wide League so that they can address issues affecting football in the county ahead of the AGM to be held in Kisii.

“We call on everyone to approach the AGM and forthcoming elections with a sober mind. We appeal for respect of opinion and tolerance and everybody should be given support that he or she needs,” Andere urged.

With president, Nyamweya who is in Zurich for the Fifa Congress was accused of embezzling Sh48.9 funds over three years in a documentary aired by German television, Deutsche Welle, the branch bosses alleged they have never received money to run their leagues.

“We only received Sh100, 000 three years ago when we were voted in but as we stand today, no branch has received any money from the national office contrary to media reports that some money had been wired to our accounts,” the spokesman claimed.

The election is set to be held in October, with former footballer Ken Oliech, businessman Hussein Mohammed, Kariobangi Sharks founder Nick Mwendwa and Nyanza NEC member Tom Alila expressing their interest to succeed Nyamweya who will be seeking a second term.

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