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Nick Mwendwa makes history in Kenya football elections

Nick Mwendwa makes history in Kenya football elections

History was made  in the Kenya  football history after 37 year old  IT
techprenuer   Nick Mwendwa Kithuku  emerged the new  Football Kenya
Federation(FKF) President.

He garnered 50 votes against his challenger Ambrose Rachier  who
colleted 27.

It was joy and celebrations  after Mwendwa was declared
the winner as his   supporters  went wild with loud raptures.

It was “Team Change” allied to  new President(Nick Mwendwa)that
claimed virtually all the seats .

Doris Petra endured a torrid moment
when she became the Deputy President  following a  re-run.

She bagged 54 points in the second round  by overcoming her opponents  Andrew Amokowa, Dan Shikanda,Hussein Terry and Twaha  Mbarak .

The four shared the other remaining slots from the 77 delegates who voted.

The peaceful voting exercise was graced by Sports,culture  & Arts Minister Hon.Dr .Hassan Wario, principal secretary  Richard Ekhai and visiting Fifa representatives led by Fifa Head of Associations Primo Carvaro,Fifa Development Officer Ashford Mamelodi  and  Fifa/CAF head of delegation Leodega Tenga from Tanzania.

Earlier before the polls, outgoing FKF President Sam Nyamweya announced his  withdrawal amid thunderous cheers  from the packed Kasarani  Gymnasium.

He wished  his successor good  tidings  and promised to support him in his new mandate.

In his acceptance speech, Mwendwa thanked Kenyans for believing
in him adding that  real work has started.

He promised  to bring new order in football and called upon those who  lost the elections to rally behind him so that they can change the face of football.

Nakuru  East member of Parliament David Gikaria had the last laugh
after clinching the Rift Valley National Executive Committee representtve(NEC) after garnering 42 votes against Joe Birgen Kipchumba of Ulinzi Stars  who  got 23.

Timothy Nabea beat his only challenger Anjelina Mwikali to clinch the Eastern Nec representative  while Chris Amimo of Ligi Ndogo is the new  NEC Nairobi representative after garnering 31 votes. Jacob ‘Kabanze” Odundo finished second with 23 votes while outgoing
incumbent  Simon Mugo finished third with 12 votes.

Raphael Mwalungo is the new Coast representative after collecting
44 votes.Mohamed Omar finished second with 19 while Ricky Solomon
finished third with 13 votes.

Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at until i founded to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder

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