FKF to comply with the Sports Act

The Football Kenya Federation has begun the process of complying with the Sports Act.

Thursday February 25 2016

Deputy President William Ruto (left) is welcomed by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on February 12, 2016. FKF president Mwendwa has said that the federation will follow the law to ensure it aligns itself with the Sports Act. The FKF lawyers are already in the process of getting the vital documents needed by the Sports Registrar. PHOTO | CHARLES KIMANI |

Deputy President William Ruto (left) is welcomed by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on February 12, 2016. FKF president Mwendwa has said that the federation will follow the law to ensure it aligns itself with the Sports Act. The FKF lawyers are already in the process of getting the vital documents needed by the Sports Registrar. PHOTO | CHARLES KIMANI | DPPS

By ISAAC SWILA
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The Football Kenya Federation has begun the process of complying with the Sports Act.

Speaking to Daily Nation Sport on Wednesday, FKF lawyer, Ken Ochieng said that they are in the process of getting the vital documents needed by the Sports Registrar.

“We have begun the process but it cannot be achieved within a day but we have to follow the law and present all that is required.

“It could take a month or two but most importantly is to make the transition from the Societies Act to Sports Act as defined by law,” Ochieng said.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Among the vital documents the Sports Register require are a certificate of good conduct, a clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Ethics and the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Higher Education Loans Board and Credit Revenue Bureaus from the FKF president, treasurer and its chief executive officer.

Speaking on Saturday when he unveiled Stanley Okumbi as Harambee Stars head coach, FKF chief, Nick Mwendwa said that the federation will follow the law to ensure it aligns itself with the Sports Act.

Last year, Benson Iganji, chairman of Lucky Sumer FC, filed a petition at the Sports Dispute Tribunal challenging the legality of FKF former official, Sammy Sholei who was also enjoined in the case.

Also, last month, Gor Semelang’o withdrew from the FKF presidential race saying that he could not take part in an illegal exercise as the federation had not aligned itself with the Act.

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