Kipchoge Keino will not be vying for the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President’s position in the upcoming elections as he did not return the nomination papers to the Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD) offices who have been mandated by the national election body to oversee its elections.
The elections are expected to take place on May the 5th and this surprising development leaves only Paul Tergat as the only candidate vying for the influential position.
The position of the NOCK’s President has been riddled with controversies over the years, with the most recent being the fiasco that was the 2016 Rio Olympics shambolic preparation and doping allegations. The image of Kenya as an athletics powerhouse was damaged and it is this that led to a public outcry for change at the helm of the body charged with managing affairs pertaining the Olympics games.
This interesting development raises hope for a better future for Olympics games preparations and overall team participation and it will be interesting to note what will happen on May 5th at Panari Hotel in Nairobi.
The NOCK election has attracted a lot of interest from candidates who want to vie for different seats.
The following are the candidates
1st Vice President
Shadrack Maluki – Kenya Judo Federation
Nashon Randiek- Kenya Hockey Union
2nd Vice President
Jackson Tuwei –Athletics Kenya
Waithaka Kioni – Kenya Volleyball Federation
Andrew Mudibo –Kenya Table Tennis Association
John Kilonzo – Kenya Rugby Union
Francis F. Paul – Kenya Handball Federation
Deputy Secretary General
Francis Mutuku – Kenya Tennis Association
John Ogola – Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association
Timothy Nabea – Football Kenya Federation
James Chacha – Kenya Taekwendo Association
Elinah Shiveka – Kenya Hockey Union
Eliud Kariuki – Kenya Amateur Wrestling Association
Anna Njambi – Kenya Bandmington Federation
John Kameta – Boxing Association of Kenya
Dr. Paul Rwambo – Kenya Golf Federation
Charles Mose – Kenya Cycling Federation
Stephen Kiptanui – Kenya Taekwendo Association
Catherine Ndereba – Athletics Kenya
Mohamed Shoiab – Kenya Sports Shooting Federation
Julius Mwangi – Kenya Cycling Federation
Suleiman Kanyanya- Kenya Taekwendo Association
Paul Otulo – Kenya Basketball Federation
Peter Muchiri – Kenya Bandmington Federation
Male Athlete Representative
Female Athlete Representative