‘Wakili’ Amos distances self from Nyamweya, supports election reforms

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 06:52 | By
Amos Otieno when he presented his nomination papers at the FKF Electoral Board. Photo/PD/ DAVID NDOLO

Nairobi based lawyer Amos Otieno has today distanced himself from former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Sam Nyamweya after he presented his papers to the federation's Electoral Board ahead of the upcoming polls.

Otieno who is well known as 'Wakili' in the football circles, will be seeking to be the chairman of Nairobi East branch, during the September 19 County elections.

Word had been going round that he was representing the Nyamweya in court in a case barring the current office from conducting the polls.

“I want to categorically state that I'm not representing Nyamweya in any football case.

I have been a lawyer for Kenyan Premier League limited, but that does not change my stand on football reforms.

I fully support the reforms and we want the elections to be conducted as per the ruling of the Sports Disputes Tribunal in March and May this year,” said Otieno who is a former chairman of FKF Kasarani Sub Branch.

He added: “We are ready for elections and there must be reforms to allow a free and fair exercise to all members. The main reform is on eligibility of voters and aspirants.

The elections dates should be extended so as to allow the stakeholders to agree on the rules of elections which should allow all eligible and qualified clubs and delegates to vote at the sub county, counties and national levels.”

The entry of Otieno in the race seem to complicate matters for former branch vice chairman George Onyango who was also seeking the top seat and was initially unopposed.

Otieno is the Chief Executive of Babadogo United which plays in the Nairobi East County League.

The FKF Electoral Board offices had a beer-hive of activities yesterday on the final day of aspirants for County positions to present their nomination forms.

The Board received forms from aspirants from Mombasa, West Pokot, Nairobi East, Taita Taveta and Trans Nzoia counties on the first day of the exercise.

Aspirants seeking elective positions at the national level will submit their papers on August 31, 2020 and the national elections will be held on October 17.

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