April 21, 2024

Kenya Badminton polls set for August

Kenya Badminton polls set for August
Badminton players in previous action in Nairobi

The Kenyan federation was banned by the Badminton International body in March 2021.

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) has reached a consensus with Badminton Kenya where players will be allowed to compete in tournaments. 

The has also been breakthrough in ending the federation squabbles as the long-awaited elections have been scheduled for August. 

The Kenyan federation was banned by the Badminton International body in March 2021.

After much intervention through NOC-K and players through athlete representative ag the Olympics body Humphrey Kayange, players will now be allowed to compete, subject to eligibility. 

"A committee will be constituted to spearhead the program. This committee will play a pivotal role in registering players, clubs, and counties," NOC-K announced. 

The agreements are a culmination of players’ petitions through Kayange as they were losing out. 

"We intervened and after a sitting with the council of the Badminton World Federation, they advised on an administrative process for the entry of players.

The meeting we held with the world body shed light on the challenges faced in the past and outlined a roadmap for progress," NOC-K Secretary General Francis Mutuku said in a statement.

 

By ensuring all players are duly registered, the committee intends to facilitate player representative selections exclusively from registered players, fostering a fair and inclusive decision-making process.

The committee will distribute different drafts of the constitution, encouraging stakeholders to provide their input. Subsequent meetings will aim to reach an agreement on the final constitution, guided by compliance with legal mandates and the expectations of the Badminton Federation.

The election in August will bring stability to the federation. The interim committee will be chaired by John Ogolla.