Kenya calls for correct Fifa path

By John Nene
BBC Sport, Nairobi

KFF secretary-general Omondi Aduda
KFF official Omondi Aduda says it should be his duty, not Fifa's, to call for elections
The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has advised Fifa to tread carefully as the world body prepares to announce an independent committee to supervise national elections next year.
Omondi Aduda has stated that any independent committee must first be registered at the Registrar General before it can call for elections in the divided footballing nation.
At present, the current association recognised by Fifa as running the game - Football Kenya Limited (FKL) - is unable to call for elections because it is a company.
"Legally I'm supposed to call for the elections, because we're registered as an association, and issue a 21-day notice as the laws of the land state," KFF secretary-general Omondi Aduda told BBC Sport.
"But since Fifa does not recognise us I can't do that.
Mistakes have been made and rules broken - now it's time for all of us to work together
Kenya Sports Minister Paul Otuoma
"Now that that they've said we must keep off the polls, they should ensure that the committee they intend to form must be registered first - because even Fifa cannot call for polls.
"Fifa needs to come out in the open and tell us under which association these elections will be held and who will issue notice for the elections."
Kenya's sports minister Paul Otuoma has sidestepped the issue by saying that Fifa will decide how elections will be conducted and who will head the committee supervising them.
But the minister told Fifa that the government will not accept an unsatisfactory election procedure, saying that Fifa has contributed to the problems facing Kenya football by recognising a company (FKL) to manage football.
"Mistakes have been made and rules broken, but now it's time for all of us to work together and put an end to leadership wrangles once and for all to revamp our football," said Otuoma.
FKL chairman Mohammed Hatmy said he supports Fifa's decision to appoint an independent supervisory committee.
"We have no problem with the committee, we will fully cooperate with them," said Hatmy.
Some analysts view Fifa's move as an indication of their desire to part ways with the FKL after erring in allowing a company to run football in the East African nation.
"I want to state that I will defend my seat in the elections," Hatmy added.
FKL is already a divided house with senior vice-chairman Titus Kasuve accusing a top FKL official of frustrating former coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee, who resigned in a huff last month after the national team's disastrous performance in the Cecafa Challenge Cup.
The Harambee Stars exited the Tanzania-based finals in the first round without notching a single win.