Former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Vice Chairman Odundo Kabanze has called for the use of an impartial body to be in charge of this year’s football elections in November.
The election code will be part of the agenda during Friday’s Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Annual General Meeting in Nairobi.
Kabanze who will be vying for the position of the National Executive Committee (NEC) member for Nairobi during the elections also urged FKF to allow all interested aspirants to vie for elective seats come the elections and not bar individuals.
“Delegates preparing to attend the forthcoming FKF AGM should look at the bigger picture in order to foster prosperity in our football. They should know that the future of Kenyan football will be dependent on the resolutions they will adopt at the AGM,” Kabanze told People Sport.
He added: “An impartial body should be allowed to preside over the elections to the full satisfaction of all participants and all interested aspirants should be allowed to take part in the election and all suspension, bans and expulsions should be lifted to allow the individuals to take part in the elections.”
Kabanze also urged the current football chiefs to make the list of delegates public before the AGM for scrutiny in advance to avoid a repeat of what happened in Kisii on June 26 where the planned AGM aborted over the issue of delegates as it was not clear as to who were the bona fide delegates.
For the position of Nairobi NEC member Kabanze is likely to facet off with incumbent Simon Mugo, as well as Ligi Ndogo boss Chris Amimo who has been touted for the position by one of the factions eyeing the leadership of the sport.