Football Kenya Limited chairman, Mohammed Hatimy, who has been at the helm of Kenyan football for the last three years was third with 734 votes with Ambrose Rachier (333), Twaha Mubarak (199), Sammy Obingo (54), Fredrick Awich (39) and the only female contestant, Esther Shako (22) completing the tally.
Football Kenya Limited (FKL) chairman, Mohammed Hatimy, rival Kenya Football Federation (KFF) boss, Sam Nyamweya, Extreme Sports CEO Hussein Mohammed and Gor Mahia FC chief, Ambrose Rachier are the presumed frontrunners in the race.
"I do not mind even if I lose as long as there is a reformer in place since these two or three individuals who have messed the country's football need to go," Rachier
For starters, FIFA
has apparently withdrawn its backing from Hatimy and allegedly vested it on Rachier
after the FKL leader openly supported the failed bid for the world body's presidency mounted by Qatari Mohammed bin Hammam.
Leading Nairobi lawyer Ambrose Rachier is the man to watch.
The chairman of one of Kenya's oldest and leading clubs in the country, the charismatic academic has promised to breathe fresh air in Kenyan football and many seemed to have believed him.
is the only candidate who produced a blue print on the roadmap of how he
intends to run football in Kenya which he
said should be devolved to the grassroots if the game is to grow.
mastery of French puts him at vantage point to engage his
Northern and Western Africa counterpart effectively.