Kenya: Former FKF Deputy CEO Mwachiro Joins Race for Federation’s Presidency

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Herbert Mwachiro has joined the race to unseat current federation President Nick Mwendwa.

The FKF elections are long overdue but have failed to take place twice now due to court cases and the current Covid-19 pandemic. It has been hinted the elections could be conducted electronically in the coming days.


“I hereby declare my candidature for the post of Football Kenya Federation president ahead of the upcoming polls. My decision to run for the top football seat in the country is informed by the desire to transform the football industry to a sustainable sector that will put Kenya where it deserves to be on the continental and global football map,” Mwachiro said in a statement sent to newsrooms on Tuesday afternoon.

“While meaningful progress has been made under different administrations over the past decade, the main stakeholders of the game who are players continue to suffer and struggle to make ends meet. The game is not well packaged thus the need to bring in the much-needed professionalism through my marketing background and vast experience in the corporate world. We need to package our game in a way that will make it attractive to partners and ensure our players make a meaningful living from footbal,” he further said.

Mwachiro has promised to revive grassroots football while also ensuring the national teams perform well.