Wasike seeks to even the battleground as August 8th polls twist to Kenyan 2010 sports act

  • The Sports Registrar Rose Wasike has called on Gor Mahia members against unfairly blocking or discriminating against candidates seeking leadership positions in the club’s elections as they aim at the level of the battlefield.

The said election is slated for August, 8th and the Kenyan Premier League champions are set to elect new officials. Club Chairman Ambrose Rachier said last week members inserted a new rule in the constitution barring any person without a university degree from contesting for any position.

“This is to request you to submit documents relating to the appointed independent panel that will ensure holding of fair and transparent elections (which include) nomination of candidates without unfairly blocking any candidate from vying, adherence to the 2/3 gender rule, and non-discrimination,” Wasike explained.

Wasike further emphasizes all candidates and the electoral board on the need to adhere to Kenya’s 2010 constitution sports Act.

“The (election) exercise should not violate the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Sports Act, and the Sports Registrar regulations,” she added.

For accountability, the Registrar has also recommended the Institution of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to oversee the club’s virtual election owing to its experience even as she outlined further requirements for all contestants.

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“Currently, the online voting system is only available for ICPAK which has been doing online elections. All vying candidates must get clearance from government integrity clearance offices,” the register said.

So far, Rachier is unopposed in his bid to retain the chairmanship, while Sally Bolo is expected to battle it out with Francis Wasuna for the vice-chairmanship although, outgoing secretary Judith Nyangi has branded his reign as dictatorial.

In a level battlefield, Sam Ochola who is eyeing the secretary general’s position is also unopposed, while Dolfina Onduto, Christine Okoth, and Judith Nyangi will gun for the treasurer’s position should K’Ogalo adhere to the call from the sport registrar. 

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