FINA names s**bilization c*mmittee to help spearh**d KFS elections

Saturday, October 8th, 2022 13:13 | By
NOC-K -K Secretary General Francis Mutuku PHOTO/COURTESY

The World Swimming governing body FINA has finally set up a stabilization committee that will manage the daily affairs of the sport in the country. 

The three member committee will be led by Jace Naidoo from South Africa assisted by NOC-K Secretary General Francis Mutuku and Uganda Swimming Federation president Moses Mwase. 

FINA Vice President, CANA President, and IOC Member, Mr. Ramsamy Sambasivan, led the meeting introducing the Stabilization Committee set by FINA to spearhead the normalization process of the swimming issues.

During the meeting, the committee was mandated with managing daily affairs of the Kenya Swimming Federation(KSF), Establish a debt repayment plan(where necessary) review and amend the member’s statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and ensure their compliance with the FINA constitution before duly submitting them for approval to the member’s congress; or 

and organise and conduct the federation elections soon. 

Addressing the Stakeholders, NOC-K Secretary General Francis Mutuku who is a Member of the Committee, noted the urgency to have the ban on Swimming activities in Kenya lifted

“The Stabilization Committee was established with the goal of bringing together all Swimming Stakeholders. It is important to lay aside differences within the Federation and seek a solution that will see the resumption of normalcy in the Swimming fraternity.”

Moses Mwase, Secretary of the Stabilization Committee, stressed the Athlete-centered approach to strengthening Swimming activities in Kenya.

FINA slapped KFS with a ban in May 2022 after the country failed to hold elections as required by its constitution.

Kenya was initially suspended in 2019 after it failed to comply with international rules concerning elections.

Before being banned, KSF officials were given two opportunities in 2020 to put their house in order and conduct elections but wrangles within the federation undermined the process. 

Due to the existing ban, Kenyan swimmers have been taking part in the events organized by FINA as neutrals.

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