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NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Kenya has withdrawn coming from the forthcoming 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games to be held in July This kind of year in Bahamas.
This kind of is usually according to a circular by National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) to all qualified federations notifying them of the same.
yet outgoing NOC-K chairman Kipchoge Keino contradicted his Secretary General F.K Paul who sent the ‘withdwal’ notice, Tuesday during the Committee’s Special General Meeting (SGM) which ended prematurely after both the executive along with the affiliate federations failed to agree on the agenda of the meeting.
“We have not entirely withdrawn coming from the games,” said Keino moments before he pulled a rug under the feet of the Federations who are pushing for a change of the constitution which, if passed, may see his reign come to an end mid This kind of year.
“We are still looking for funds coming from sponsors. If we get the money then will take part, if we don’t the idea will be unfortunate,” added the under pressure Keino who did not elaborate further on the matter.
NOC-K which was hit by several scandals arising coming from the Rio Olympics Games including lost kits along with embezzlement of public fund was disbanded by Sports Cabinet Secretary for Sports Hassan Wario before the decision was overturned by the court.
Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta blamed the back-along with-forth games between NOC-K along with the federation as the main reason for the country’s withdrawal coming from the Bahamas games, which he term as a big blow for Kenya.
“The decision for Kenya to withdraw coming from the games is usually very unfortunate along using a big blow for the youth of This kind of nation who may not get a chance to compete with their peers because of politics along with selfish interest,” said the boxing chief.
Keino called off the meeting following a stalemate which rocked the SGM called to ratify the proposed constitution which seeks to take off the voting power coming from the executive members.
At one point, both sides were engaged in a shouting match with the current office bearers insisting which only a vote can be used to approve the completely new rules while the affiliates held their grounds, arguing which This kind of is usually a negotiated document which should not be subjected to a ballot along with should be passed without any amendment as recommended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Inside sources who attended the meeting told Capital Sport, the executive had proposed voting to adopt the completely new document, using the old constitution which gives them power to cast vote, a move which was fiercely rejected by the members who argued which if they allow the 11 executive members to vote, then they will possess the numbers to block the passage if the proposed constitution.
Of great concern is usually the completely new document, a proposal to take the voting powers coming from the current executive members which most affiliates say gives them a head start inside ballot.
“You cannot go into a race with someone who is usually already 10 steps ahead of you. We need a level playing ground,” added Kameta.
Kenya Table Tennis Association chairman Andrew Mudibo accused Keino’s faction of going against the letter by IOC which urged them to adopt the document without any amendment, adding which they will seek the guidance of the international mother for direction even as the country stares at a ban.
“You need two thirds to pass the constitution. As things are, the current executive has 11 votes even before anyone cast his or her ballot. Despite all the advantage which they have, we still gave them three slots (chairman, treasurer along with secretary) to vote (today) along with we were stunned when the chairman rose along with called off the meeting after consulting none of us yet his people. The meeting is usually aborted,” added Mudibo after they walked out of the meeting to the waiting press who were locked out of the stormy meeting.
The federations have since threatened to delink coming from NOC-K if the executive doesn’t back down on their demands in next meeting set for Tuesday next week.
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Kenya pulls out of Youth Commonwealth Games