Three aspirants have expressed their interest in the Woman Representative seat in Football Kenya Federation’s National Executive Committee, having submitted their duly filled nomination forms to the Electoral Board on Tuesday.
The three, Kerubo Momanyi, Margaret Omondi, and Sally Bolo, will be seeking election at the national elections scheduled for December 7, 2019.
“The new FKF Constitution, passed at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, provides for an elective Woman Representative seat in the National Executive Committee,” said Prof Edwin Wamukoya.
“We have so far received nomination papers from three candidates, who we will be clearing to vie for the position,” he added.
The three are among other regional aspirants from Western, Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi, Upper Rift, Lower Rift, Eastern, North Eastern and Central who will be seeking election to the NEC, which will also be comprised of one representative each from the FKF Kenya Premier League and the National Super League as well as two co-opted members.
“Women football has been on the rise and I believe if elected, I will be of even more benefit in helping empower women in football,” said Margaret Omondi as she presented her nomination papers on Tuesday this week.
Kerubo, on her part, expressed delight in the Federation’s new dispensation which gave birth to the new position, saying, “Women football and more-so women empowerment is a big thing in the world. We need someone whose sole responsibility is to articulate women issues and I am looking forward to getting elected to that position.”
Sally Bolo, on her part, noted that she has an interest in securing partnerships for the Harambee Starlets and women football at large.
“Through teamwork, we will able to work together with the other members, if elected, to tag along the Harambee Starlets when seeking partnerships for other FKF products,” said Sally, who serves as Gor Mahia’s treasurer.
The Electoral Board’s focus, meanwhile, now shifts to the ratification of the aspirants, both at the national and county level. A preliminary list of candidates is expected on Thursday.
There will be a three-day window, between October 24 and October 26, 2019, in which disputes submitted to the board will be heard. Aspirants who do not get recourse from the Board can further lodge their disputes to the Appeals Committee between October 28, and October 30, 2019.
The final list of candidates at both the County and National level will thereafter be published on November 2, 2019, ahead of the polls.
Voter verification, meanwhile, will be done between November 4, and November 9, 2019.
A preliminary list of eligible voters will be published on November 11, 2019, after which disputes surrounding the voter register will be heard, by the Board, between November 13, and November 15, 2019, and thereafter by the Appeals Committee, if need be, between November 18, and November 20, 2019.
The final list of eligible voters will be published on November 21, 2019.
County elections have been scheduled for November 23, while the National polls have been lined up on December 7, 2019.