It’s D-Day as Nock picks office holders
ATHLETICS By Jonathan Komen | December 8th 2021 | 3 min read
The adrenaline levels are running high ahead of the explosive National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) elections which will be at Pride Inn Hotel in Nairobi tomorrow, from 10am.
Nock President and former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat will go unopposed. He has been seconded by Kenya Judo Federation.
Last week, Centre for Corporate Governance, which is the electoral board, released 26 eligible nominees for NOCK elections.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Badminton Kenya, Kenya Golf Union and Kenya Swimming Federation will not take part in the polls.
FKF were suspended by the government while Badminton Kenya were suspended by the international federation.
Out of the 28 nominees, 26 were cleared. The electoral board did not clear Kenya Swimming Federation’s Kenneth Musalia Karani for executive member committee post. Karani had been seconded by Nairobi County Aquatic Association.
But a dogfight awaits in the battle for first Deputy President seat where John Mwangangi Kilonzo of Kenya Rugby Union, who got the nod from Kenya Softball Federation, will lock horns with his competitors.
Mwangangi will square it out with Nashon Randiek of Kenya Hockey Union, who has been seconded by Kenya Handball Federation. Shadrack Maluki of Kenya Judo Federation, who has the green light from Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association, will defend his first Deputy President post.
In the second Deputy President contest, former world marathon record holder Tegla Loroupe, who has been proposed by Kenya Handball Federation and seconded by Kenya Softball Association, takes on Waithaka Kioni of Kenya Volleyball Federation, whose seconder is Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association.
Francis Mutuku Kinyili longs to make a comeback to NOCK as the Secretary General, having been proposed by Kenya Handball Federation with a nod from Kenya Hockey Union.
It will be interesting to see Kinyili ducking it out with incumbent Francis Mutuku of Tennis Kenya whose seconder is Athletics Kenya. Kenya Table Tennis Association’s Andrew Mudibo, who has been seconded by Kenya Softball Association, is also in the mix.
Kenya Softball Association’s Francis Njeru Karugu, whose seconder is Kenya Table Tennis Association, must be at his best as he seeks to stop Kenya Sports Shooting Federation’s Mohamed Addulgani, whose seconder is Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association, in the chase for Deputy Secretary General slot.
James Mukira of Tae Kwondo Association, who banks on a nod from Kenya Handball Federation, has also thrown his hat on the ring.
With an okay from Kenya Sports Shooting Association, Eliud Kariuki of Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association will slug it out with Moses Mbuthia of Kenya Volleyball Federation in the fight for treasurer’s seat. Mbuthia has been seconded by Kenya Softball Federation.
Kenya Table Tennis Association’s Agnes Oluoch, whose seconder is Kenya Tae kwondo Association, will face off with John Onyango in deputy treasurer’s showdown. Onyango of Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association has been seconded by Kenya Sports Shooting Federation.
Nominees for executive member slots are Kenya Basketball Federation’s Paul Agali, Charles Mose (Kenya Cycling Federation), Benjamin Oyumbi (Boxing Federation of Kenya), Suleiman Sumba (Kenya Tae Kwondo Federation), Barnaba Korir (Athletics Kenya), Winnie Kamau (Sports Dispute Tribunal) and June Waweru (Kenya Golf Union and Kenya Golf Federation).
Paurvi Rawal (Tennis Kenya) will go head-to-head with Mududa Waweru (Kenya Volleyball Federation) in the women representative contes.
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