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Aborted FKF AGM set for August 28

FKF president, Sam Nyamweya address, press and delegates when calling off the AGM in Kisii on Friday, June 26/PHOTO FKF

NAIROBI, June 29 – The Aborted third Football Kenya Federation Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held August 28 in Nairobi, FKF announced on Monday.

FKF president, Sam Nyamweya called off the AGM on Friday in Kisii citing insecurity and bloated number of delegates but the decision was slammed by most of the affiliates who turned up for the meeting.

In a statement, FKF outlined that a list of 78 delegates will be published seven days before the AGM while the Agenda will be sent to members 30 days before.

“Following the aborted AGM that was scheduled for 26th June, 2015 in Kisii, we hereby issue a notice to all members pursuant to the provision of Article 26 (1) (2) (3) of the FKF constitution that the third AGM of FKF will be held on Friday 28th August 2015 in Nairobi from 10.00am,” the statement read.

48 delegates were present in the halted meeting that was set to roll out the election road map as well as discuss the lifting of bans of Coast NEC Member, Hussein Terry and his Nairobi counterpart, Dan Shikanda.

Terry was banned for life whist Shikanda is serving a six year suspension imposed on them for allegedly defying the FIFA and FKF statutes by taking the federation matters to the court of law.

“Many of them were not delegates, over 400 people turned up yet we only have 78. I understand it’s an election year so people are supposed to be gentle so that we can run football in a sober manner,” Nyamweya said on Friday when he called off the AGM.

However, Speaking on behalf of clubs affiliated to KPL and FKF as well as branches, Nakuru chairman, Robert Muthomi said Nyamweya went against the constitution for postponing the meeting.

As a result, they constituted a six member committee chaired by Nakuru Town East MP, David Gikaria who will facilitate calling of a Special General Meeting to discuss the Agenda that had been proposed.

“We were very disappointed with what happened in Kisii because the AGM was very important since the election is coming at the end of the year. The delegates were determined to bring change to the management of Kenyan football by creating a federation that has strong structures but what we saw is violation of our constitution.

“Our constitution does not allow AGM to be postponed on grounds of insecurity but only due to lack of quorum. We had over 40 delegates which is a simple majority as required,” Muthomi declared.

Also in the committee that is set to meet on Tuesday are Nairobi branch chairman, Michael Ouma, Hamisi Mwayoyo from Coast and Upper Eastern’s Nabea Mureithi among others.

Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia legend, Peter Dawo was disappointed by the leadership of Kenyan football.

“Kenyan football is in the decline since we last stopped playing, I don’t think it has improved because of bad leadership that we have in the federation.

“I think we should change leadership and allow new blood to take charge maybe we could see a big change,” Dawo, who won a treble with K’Ogalo in 1987 including the African Cup Winners Cup, said.

The delegates invited will are from the 20 FKF Branches, 16 KPL clubs, 18 FKF Premier League clubs and a representative each from Coaches Welfare Association, Referees Welfare Association and Players Welfare Association.