In the run-up to the eagerly anticipated Football Kenya Federation (FKF) election scheduled for February 2024, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the event.
Recent reports have surfaced, indicating that the current administration is contemplating a postponement, a decision believed to be a response to the tumultuous period following the expulsion of the FKF administration by former Cabinet of Sports Amina Mohammed.
This move led to the establishment of a caretaker committee, triggering a series of events that culminated in a FIFA ban, temporarily halting all football activities in Kenya.
The ban, which lasted almost a year, was only lifted after the intervention of the current Sports Cabinet Secretary, Ababu Namwamba, who engaged FIFA in finding a solution to the crisis.
However, sources close to Kenyan Report have disclosed a startling development: FIFA has reportedly granted approval to the Nick Mwendwa-led regime to postpone the general election until 2025.
This was reportedly agreed during FKF closed door meeting with FIFA and CAF officials who recently visited the country to evaluate the status of Kenya Sports facilities.
The contentious matter surrounding the altered election schedule is poised to take center stage during the FKF’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this year.
Despite the prevailing uncertainty, the race for the coveted presidential seat has already attracted a pool of aspirants, with five candidates expressing their keen interest in the position.
Leading the pack is Nicholas Musonye, the former Cefafa secretary-general, whose extensive experience in football administration positions him as a formidable contender against Mwendwa.
Alongside him is Twaha Mbarak, a seasoned football administrator and successful Mombasa-based entrepreneur, adding depth to the competition.
Also in the race is Sammy ‘Kempes’ Owino, a former Kenya international and Gor Mahia forward, whose grassroots campaigning efforts have resonated with football enthusiasts across the country.
Furthermore, Hussein Mohammed, a renowned football promoter, has emerged as a potential candidate, alongside Samuel Ochola, Gor Mahia’s Secretary-General, and Nyamweya.