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Football stakeholders’ response to FIFA letter of 25th March 2020 – The Electoral Process at the Football Kenya Federation

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We, the football stakeholders in the Republic of Kenya, have fully welcomed the contents of a letter from FIFA which has annulled the ruling by the SDT which had acted beyond its cope to cancel the elections of FKF and requested FIFA to appoint a normalization committee.

The letter dated 25th March 2020, rightly points out that the SDT is not a “national arbitration tribunal in the sense of FIFA circular 1010 dated 20 December 2005” and that consequently “the relevant SDT ruling has no legal effect on FIFA.” This is something that a cursory study of the FKF and FIFA statutes by the Ohaga led SDT could and should have picked up.

Their failure to have done so is a clear indication of their lack of attention to detail, the result of which are the numerous wanting rulings that they have passed in the recent past.

In the same letter, FIFA rightly reinstates the National Executive Committee of FKF, again as per the FIFA and FKF statutes, and again an indicator of the lack of understanding of thee by the SDT. For a body charged with ensuring sanity and fair play in Kenyan Sports organizations, this pedestrian approach is, to say the least, alarming.

It is obvious that a vacuum can not exist if chaos is to be avoided and it is telling that Ohaga used this same logic when extending the term of office for NEC in his immediate previous ruling. One wonders what changed this time around.

Accordingly, we want to state as follows:-

THAT FIFA:

1. That the undersigned stake football stakeholders, who include but are not limited to KPL, NSL, Div 1, Div 2 and County league clubs, Elected and aspiring office bearers, Referees, Players are in full support of this step taken by FIFA and grateful for FIFA’s intervention in saving the game form outside interference by people who hold no stake in the game and have nothing to lose with its demise in Kenya

2. That FIFA, having clearly exposed the glaring shortcomings by the Sports and by extension the SDT we urgently call upon the Legislature to immediately convene a process that will see the reform of this sports act so that it is in line with international standards.

3. FIFA has clearly said that the SDT’s rulings bear no legal effect on them, we quickly ask the relevant authorities to clearly spell out the way forward in future for such matters so as to avoid the confusion brought about by the current conditions. This would include giving clear and express exemption to Federations whose international obligations would put them at crossroads with the SDT and Sports act.

4. That it be emphasized to the relevant parties that failure to take said measures could easily result in the country facing a ban if all parties were to stand their grounds.

7. Inviting a meeting “of the SDT representative(s), the Minister of Sport and any other relevant stakeholders in order to find a way forward” is a most welcome move in charting the way forward. In this regard, we propose that no less than four of our representatives as stakeholders be part and parcel of that meeting, the names of which we shall furnish FIFA in due course.

From the aforementioned, we the stakeholders state as follows:-

THAT:

1. While we welcome the FIFA gesture and invitation to a roundtable meeting with all the stakeholders, such a meeting must not be at the expense of day to day football operations in Kenya.

The status quo must stay in place to enable the smooth running of affairs until the elections are concluded.

2. The election process had been completed by 90%. It should then proceed, FIFA having found the electoral code was properly approved and implemented by the AGM and as such the election process was kosher. As FIFA has pointed out, the SDT themselves agreed on this point in their ruling and so we the stakeholders insist that the election process be allowed to conclude.

We are also of the opinion that enough time and energy have been spent on these elections, resources that would be better used to enhance the game on the pitch.

We are also wary of former administrators, well known to FIFA and Kenyans, who are trying to cause confusion in the sport in Kenya and urge that FIFA takes decisive and stern action on them, much in the same way it has dealt with the SDT issue.

We thank FIFA for their concern with the Kenyan game and look forward to fruitful future engagements

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Nyamweya ‘Sentenced to 350 years in Jail for Looting’

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What Next: In deep thought, former FKF President Sam Nyamweya ponders on the next move

Controversial Exiled lawyer Dr Miguna Miguna has sentenced former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya to 350 years in jail.

Sitting in the Peoples’ Court from his base in Canada, the self-proclaimed General of the now non-existent National Resistance Movement (NRM) in a tweet ruled that Nyamweya should be jailed for looting the FKF coffers dry.

“This is an image of Sam Nyamweya, a thief who learnt his trade from Cyrus Jirongo at the YK 92, a violent, barbaric and criminal outfit Daniel Arap Moi established to help him cling to power,” he said.

“Nyamweya looted KFF to death. I hereby sentence this criminal to 350 years in jail,” ruled the NRM General Miguna Miguna in twitter.

The judgment comes a week after the former president declared his intentions in the media of vyeing for the FKF presidency in the forthcoming federation’s polls.

In the tweet, Miguna said they don’t respect looters and despots.

“We respect values and virtues, human beings who have integrity, transformative vision, value truth, are honest, respect human rights pursue justice and adhere strictly to the constitution and rule of law. We fight against cartelism ROBUSTLY,” outlined the lawyer.

Exiled Lawyer Dr Miguna Miguna doing paper work in his office

Miguna’s verdict drew mixed reactions from Kenyans on twitter as the ruling went a buzz trending on social media.

On twitter, Thomas Otiende reacted by asking the self-styled general to issue an arrest warrant and the peoples’ power will handle it from this end (Kenya).

“350 years is too light for a man who looted public funds.  I suggest that the sentence be doubled to 700 years so that he rots in jail forever,” reacted Nico Kyalo as Immanuel Mbindye tweeted,”350 is not enough, let us make them 351 years of hard labour.”

KOT Loyal 100 replied to Miguna’s tweet,”This is the perfect description of Sam Nyamweya I have seen this far. This mofo is the reason why Kenya football management and progress is so pathetic!! Veteran Kenyan football enthusiasts will confirm this. He should be hanged by the balls!!.”

“Why not sentence him for the rest of the millennium,” tweeted Kim@Wooraras as Jimmy Chege reacted, “Should be 1000 years like Judge ‘Mutabaruka’ does in the Peoples’ Court.

Covid ORGANICS tweeted,” This is like double sentencing: both on earth and hell.” as Daniel Thuo responds by saying, “U can imagine how he is yelling everywhere on his willingness to come back as football president to continue with his usual trade. What’s usually the problem with thieves? How can one explain their appetite??”

Lukoye Lukoye begged Miguna to be merciful to the former FKF chief,” General have some mercy 350 years, that is too much.”  as bishorimtamu  implored “Kkkkkkkk, general have mercy.”

However, Miguna was on the receiving end as Nickxalat Ndiangui replied, “Sentence yourself for what you did before leaving the country….Was  he alone in YK92?? Don’t double standard issues Canadian Street bloger…. “

“You were there during this period. What did u do as MM? George Ogiro tweeted as Tribeless Kenyan replied,”What happened to your coming back? Some sentiments you make from afar sometimes seem like you are just relentless in justice yet cowardly giving in….Si utumie ata Meli bana.”

“350 years  how? Stop being unrealistic General,” replied Peter Tosh.

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Social Media a Buzz over Nyamweya’s Presidency Declaration

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The social media was abuzz with sharp reactions over the interest expressed by former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Keengu Nyamweya in making a return to soccer management.
The social media reacted to a story in the media of Nyamweya declaring his candidature for the top post in the forthcoming FKF polls.
In a letter dated April 19th, 2020, to stakeholders outlining his vision, Nyamweya declared that he will be gunning for the FKF presidency in the upcoming federation’s elections once the COVID 19 pandemic is contained.
In reactions, which were mainly drawn from football stakeholders and fans on Facebook and twitter some likening his candidature to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tunajaribu Kupigana na Corona, Itakuaje tukubali tena corona irudi” (We are trying to battle corona, how are we going to allow corona to creep back) Lawrence Mwangi reacted on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chat Facebook page.
“You are among the worst football administrators Kenya has ever had, you’re worse than this pandemic the whole world is facing,” posted Edgar Alvin as De Fredrickoh advised Nyamweya, “It’s okay who will vote you kindly mzee eat your pension pole pole.”
“Nyamweya is dangerous kuliko Corona,” posted Victor Ja Ndhiwa, as Denilson Samuel said “Big Sam amerudi afadhali Corona (Big Sam is back, you are better off being infected with Coronavirus).”
 “Nonesense.. you had the opportunity, what did you do,”? questioned Atieno Nick as Migblequinekelv Njitapkarani reacted “Tutoe Mchezo kwa kazi… Sam tena…. Mwendwa ndio ameinua kiwango cha soka saa hii (Let’s stop joking with work… Sam again.. Mwendwa has uplifted football standards).
“Tried tested and failed and failed miserably,” recalled Weke Henry,” as Vyleto Violet Syombua vouched for the incumbent president Nick Mwendwa by saying “Heri Nick tu” as Paul Mogalo Obonyo dismissed Nyamweya “Ni heri tutafute Mbwa (its better we look for a dog to lead).”
KPL champions organizing secretary Judith Nyangi responded by saying a big no to Nyamweya as the FKF Aberdares branch chairman Davis Chege said the former FKF chief had outlived his usefulness.
“Hahaha, that’s corona effects. But we should let him vie,” recommended Betika National Super League (NSL) side Bidco secretary Misango.
Former national women’s football team Harambee Starlets ace Betty Anyango’ ‘Tit’ said during Nyamweya’s tenure there was no future for players who had retired as there were no opportunities when transitioning as BSL side Migori Youth chairman Aziz Abdi saying his candidature reminds Kenyans of the dark days of his era.
“Sam Nyamweya has every right to vie in whatever position he so wants. But his past dealings while at the helm of FKF should prick his conscience and reconsider,” said Women’s Premier League side Thika Falcons chairman Fredrick Chege.
“It should pain every football loving person in Kenya, that Sam Nyamweya wants to get back to the helm of the Kenyan FA. His rights to vie for the position not withstanding. This is a bad joke, it’s crazy and dangerous than Coronavirus. Don’t get it twisted, am not a fan of the current office, but Sam ain’t the solution either” Florence Ndungu posted on facebook  “Keengu is not and can never be the best person for that job. Heri post ya presidency iwe vacant basi ” Keke Roy added as a comment
“I welcome Sam Nyamweya’s move to declare his candidature. If he (Nyamweya) means well for football in this country, let him come and vie so that we can have peace. We respect him kama Mzee who should always give us guidance so my humble request to him is that “aachane na mambo ya kukimbilia kortini na akubali matokeo ikiwa atashindwa” said Magret Omondi who is also aspiring for the position of the FKF NEC Women representative.

“It’s kind of ironical, he (Nyamweya) touched on the Women’s league yet it was non existent in the latter years of his term, the current regime is not perfect but has righted alot of wrongs from previous regimes, if there was a time I would have liked to play for the national team is currently, I envy them, the current regime is on the right track even though they still have a lot to do. I would give them another term in the spirit of consistency and continuity to realize the 1st term’s aspirations” Former KEFWA president Innocent Mutiso posted on a Whatsapp group

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Long Serving Harambee Stars Doctor Breaks Silence to Rally Behind Mwendwa

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Long serving Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars doctor Dr Wycliffe Makanga has lauded the current Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for professionalism in the handling of the team’s medical matters.

Dr Makanga a recepient of the 2019 Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/LG Electronics Footballer of the Year President’s award said he has never felt before or treated as a professional in his stint as the physiotherapist of national team for the successive various local football administration regimes he served.

The media shy Dr Makanga broke his long silence and speak to the press by saying the current office led by Nick Mwendwa has been able to facilitate his work with the necessary equipment and cooperation into a conducive working environment.

“As  head of the Harambee Stars medical team,  I thank God for the change we have experienced for the last four years in which the Mwendwa administration has improved medical facilities in which we are now able to effeciently and proffesionaly serve the team,” he said.

He said unlike before, at the moment the national team’s medical crew which he leads has a sports medical clinic in the national team’s camp and have an improved sports medicine platform.

“I hope that the status quo remains in the leadership of the federation so that Mwendwa’s regime can further advance the ambitious plan they had for the national team’s medical plans,” he said.

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