Journalist Milton Nyakundi to vie for FKF presidency

Milton Nyakundi.

Journalist Milton Nyakundi.

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What you need to know:

  • In October 2021, Nyakundi won a case in the High Court where Mwendwa had sued him, the office of the Director of Criminal Investigation and the office of Director of Public Prosecution.
  • Mwendwa wanted the court to stop the agencies from investigating the alleged misappropriation of the funds at the federation. 

Journalist Milton Nyakundi Sunday announced his intention to become the next Football Kenya Federation president in the forthcoming elections.

Nyakundi, 39, who is pursuing a degree in Law at the University of Nairobi, was a thorn in the flesh of the former regime led by Nick Mwendwa. 

“I will be offering myself for the FKF Presidency. I believe I have an agenda to take our game to the next level and take Kenya to the elite table on a football basis. I invite Kenyans to join me to rekindle the hope of many talented players,’’ said Nyakundi.

“I will be visiting different parts of the country to listen to the views of Kenyans. Let us work to revive football and in the near future, I will be coming up with a manifesto so that you can hold me accountable on what I have promised to deliver if I’m elected,” added Nyakundi.

In October 2021, Nyakundi won a case in the High Court where Mwendwa had sued him, the office of the Director of Criminal Investigation and the office of Director of Public Prosecution.

Mwendwa wanted the court to stop the agencies from investigating the alleged misappropriation of the funds at the federation. 

It is after winning the case when Sports CS Amina Mohamed ordered the FKF accounts to be audited leading to the subsequent disbandment of the federation, arrest and prosecution of Mwendwa.

The government then put in a caretaker committee which is currently managing the game. 

Nyakundi also won a case he took to the Sports Dispute Tribunal in March 2020 which led to the nullification of Nick Mwendwa’s win further creating animosity between him and the federation.

Nyakundi, who hails from Nyamira County, worked at Kenya Broadcasing Corporation (KBC) for eight years, two years at MediaMax and also offered consultancy for the federation and the regional football body Cecafa.

Nyakundi now joins Twaha Mbarak, who has also announced his bid for the FKF presidency, which is likely to be held in May after the end of the term of the caretaker committee. 

Gor Mahia Sporting Direct Lordvick Aduda is also said to be keen on the post.

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