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Nyamweya cries Wolf! Quits Nock race


NYAMWEYA-NATIONWIDENAIROBI, Kenya, May 28- Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya, has pulled out of Wednesday’s National Olympics Committee-Kenya (Nock) elections citing ‘irregularities’.

In a protest letter written to Nock chairman, Dr. Kipchoge Keino on Tuesday, Nyamweya who was eyeing the second vice-chairman post also called for the lections to ‘be shelved until all those irregularities are corrected.’

In his letter to Keino, the local football chief alleges his rival for the post, Pius Ochieng, was cleared to run for the post despite submitting his nomination forms past the stipulated deadline.

“We have information from reliable sources some of the nominations forms were being received way after the deadline you had set on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013 at 2:00 pm (+3GMT).

“At the closure of receiving nomination form returns, we expected the same to be made public so those interested will know their opponents in good time instead of making it a secret,” Nyamweya’s protest letter read in part.

He also accused the Nock hierarchy of allowing ‘the election process by yourselves yet you are the same players contesting for positions,’ terming it as ‘conflict of interest that gives you an upper hand against your opponents.’

Nyamweya called on Nock to invite the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission that supervised the 2011 Football Kenya Federations as well as Kenya’s General Election of March 4 to supervise the process.

“Football Kenya Federation will therefore, not participate in an election that is full of irregularities and corruption, if the process is not changed to reflect transparency,” he concluded.