- Gor Mahia organizing Secretary Judith Nyangi has claimed no one is allowed to challenges the veteran administrator Ambrose Rachier for the K’Ogalo top seat, threatens candidates interested in challenging him for the chairmanship post.
The two veteran administrators have been at loggerheads recently following the requirements of the election that every candidate running for any post in the August 8 vote must possess a degree. She claimed those requirements are meant to lock her out of the race for the honorary treasurer post.
Nyangi alleged Rachier, who did not attract an opponent before the nomination process closed, is always issuing threats.
“Rachier is a man of threats,” Nyangi said.
“He has been clear to me over a number of occasions that Gor Mahia is his. The Sports Act is clear that no one should serve more than two terms and if anyone dares stand against Rachier, he will be threatened by him.
“Rachier has been saying that anything he has built he cannot allow anyone to take it away from him. He has been there since 2008 does it mean he is a Gor Mahia’s life chairman?
“I have been wondering whether Gor Mahia is a community club or a private club,” she posed.
The organizing secretary further claimed Rachier’s dictatorial tendencies have denied Gor Mahia proper growth compared to other regional clubs.
“He should vacate office for other people now. Yes, Gor Mahia have been winning cups but what I know is that Gor Mahia is more than winning cups,” she added.
“At this time, we should be at the same level as Yanga SC and Simba SC, teams that have been robbing players from us. They are capable of taking our players because Gor Mahia is being run like a kiosk,” she claimed.
“The politics now at Gor Mahia is that everyone must support the ‘deep state’ and if you do not support the ‘deep state’ that is Rachier you should not be in the office in the first place.
“There is only one man that I will never oppose and that is Raila Amollo Odinga (the former Prime Minister),” she concluded.
Despite Rachier’s unopposed candidature on the top seat, dissatisfied K’Ogalo members have already threatened to take matters to the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) and stop the elections.