Kenya Sports news:
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – World Cross Country legend Paul Tergat is actually all however set to become the fresh president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) after incumbent Kipchoge Keino failed to pick along with also submit his nomination papers ahead of the May 5 elections.
Poll organizers Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD) released the final list of candidates on Wednesday morning along with also Tergat was the only one cleared to run for the top seat of the organization tainted by claims of funds embezzlement during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Capital Sport has learnt of which Keino was prevailed upon not to run by his close associates along with also at This kind of point Tergat, also a member of the International Olympic Committee leads a host of 29 some other candidates who will square the idea out for various seats in next month’s polls.
Also missing within the final list are the embattled duo of Stephen Arab Soi, the outgoing deputy treasurer along with also Ben Ekumbo- both who were charged with abuse of office following the chaotic Rio Olympic Games.
however a tough race is actually expected between Kenya Volleyball Federation President Waithaka Kioni along with also his Athletics Kenya counterpart, Jackson Tuwei who have both been cleared to vie for the second vice president’s seat.
Kioni who has not affiliated himself to any camp so far will challenge Tuwei who openly endorsed Tergat as well as Kenya Hockey Union chair Nashon Randiek along with also his Taekwondo counterpart Shadrack maluki, also a vocal member of ‘Team Tergat’.
Current Secretary General Francis Paul was cleared to defend his seat despite the sports registrar raising concerns with his mother federation, the Kenya Handball Federation which has been recommended for disbandment by the sports tribunal.
He will face off with Kenya Rugby Union director John Kilonzo along with also Andrew Mudibo of the Kenya Table Tennis Assocation.
Francis Mutuku (Tennis Kenya), Timothy Nabea (Football) along with also James Chacha (Taekwondo) have been cleared to vie for the assistant Secretary General post.
Accountant Eliud Kariuki will battle the idea out with KHU vice president along with also Tergat’s close associate Ellyna Shiveka along with also incumbent Anna Njambi for the treasurers post with Stephen Kiptanui (Tae kwondo), Charles Moses along with also Paul Rwambo gunning for the assistant treasurer seat.
Athletics 1500m specialist Hellen Obiri along with also Rugby king Humphrey Kayange are also just waiting for coronation as the male along with also female athletes’ representative as no one else has been cleared to vie in those two seats.
Women’s representative will pit Tennis boss Paurvi Rawal against marathon legend Tegla Lorupe along with also Roseline Njeri while Paul Otula (Basketball), Julius Mwangi (Cycling), Suleiman Kanyanya (Taekwondo), Mohammed Shwaib (Shooting) along with also Catherine Ndereba (Athletics) will fight for the single slot of elected member.
-By Elvince Joshua-
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Keino out of NOCK presidential race, Tergat unopposed