Nairobi, Monday 15 November, 2021 – National Olympic Committee- Kenya today held a virtual Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly as provided for under Section 15 of its Constitution (2017). The Assembly Session saw the members consider the Electoral Code of Conduct for the upcoming NOC-K Elections. The Code of Conduct forms the basis for those aspiring for various elective offices to observe while they carry out their processes, particularly those that relate to campaigns and canvassing for votes.
The members, who approved the provisions of the Code, expressed satisfaction that this would create a clean electioneering process and produce credible results. The Extraordinary Session noted that the Code of Conduct was timely and gave Centre for Corporate Governance the Electoral Board assurance of their support and the authority necessary to enforce strict adherence of the same.
The elaborate Code of Conduct that the candidates will subscribe also ensures that candidates have a level playing field devoid of any electoral malpractices.
“This is part of our continuous process of involving all the Members in the steps towards the elections by building consensus and unity of purpose. We also want to ensure that all the election process is all inclusive, fair and free to all the interested candidates” said Mr. Mutuku, NOC-K Acting SG.
Candidates interested in the various NOCK Executive Committee positions were also requested to continue campaigning in a transparent and fair manner devoid of mudslinging and slander.