The decision was made during an extraordinary general assembly meeting of NOCK affiliates attended by 19 federations in Nairobi, Kenya.
The draft constitution recognises members of the executive committee as non-voting members in such capacity in the meetings of the general assembly.
The NOCK president has also been stripped off the casting vote powers in case of a tie between candidates during the elections.
The members rejected a recommendation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of granting two athletes representatives, five times world cross country champion, Paul Tergat and four time Boston marathon champion, Catherine Ndereba together with the women's representative the world 20km, 25km and 30km, Tegla Loroupe to vote.
In the new draft by IOC, it had recommended stripping members voting rights but granted them to two athletes representatives and a woman representative serving in the executive.
The draft constitution was sent to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on 16th January 2017 for approval. Once the draft has been approved, NOCK will convene a Special General Meeting (SGM) to adopt it.
The meeting agreed to admit non Olympics sporting federations but are part of the disciplines in the Commonwealth Games.
However, they will not have voting rights in the forthcoming NOCK polls but will be eligible to vote after the 2020 Olympic Games to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan.
Ben Ekumbo, NOCK first vice chairman said: "We felt that it was not fair to grant other members a special status as we are all equal. The NOCK elections will be held by 31st March 2017 in accordance with the roadmap by IOC.”