Movement for Political Accountability (MOPA) and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), a citizens’ oriented social movement comprising organizations committed to empowering Kenyans to hold public leaders accountable is taking a keen interest in the forthcoming football elections.
In a briefing on Tuesday, MOPA and AfriCOG, said that they were committed and very interested to upholding principles of accountability in football affairs in Kenya. The two bodies also said that they will be organizing a National Grand Debate for all candidates cleared by the IEB to run for position of Chairperson of the Kenyan football association.
Getting credible leaders
According to them, the debate is scheduled for Friday July 29 July at Strathmore University from 0830Hrs and is aimed at providing a platform for candidates to share their vision for Kenyan football with 200 key football stakeholders.
“In this way, we hope to contribute towards and enable the election into office qualified and credible leaders committed to principles of accountability, transparency and delivery of results to football stakeholders in Kenya,” read the MOPA statement.
All candidates vying for the seats in the forthcoming football elections , including incumbent Mohammed Hatimy, Abros Rachier, Sam Nyamweya, Hussein Mohammed and Twaha Mbarak have been invited to take part.
“We believe that the current state of football nationally is symptomatic of an acute shortage of servant leadership and the pervasive culture of impunity as freedom from accountability,” the statement further read in part.
“It is MOPA’s commitment to empowering, supporting and accompanying communities to demand accountability, and AfriCOG’s dedication to addressing structural causes of corruption and bad governance that informs our interest in football management in Kenya,” it concluded.
Among the invited audience to the debate are delegates from around the country including from Nationwide division I and II leagues.