Football Kenya Federation delegates at the weekend adopted their new constitution that seeks to, inter alia, give more teeth to players, clubs, coaches, referees and women members.
The new statutes also address the issue of image rights, and also rein in bogus football academies, while streamlining the arbitration process to ensure football matters don’t perennially land in court.
Controlling the mushrooming academies is one crucial step towards stemming such vices as child trafficking.
Before Friday’s special general meeting endorsed the new constitution, FKF’s erstwhile warring officials, Mr Sam Nyamweya (chairman), Mr Sammy Sholei (vice-chairman) and Nairobi branch chairman Dan Shikanda agreed to bury the hatchet for the good of the game.
We hope the memorandum of understanding that the three signed holds and that we see the end of needless wrangles that have run the game down.
A lot has been lost through such incessant wrangling and the adoption of the new set of rules is a breath of fresh air that we hope will finally take the game forward.
That the new constitution has the blessings of world football governing body, Fifa, is further reassuring.