KRU elections canceled for second time

The highly anticipated Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) elections have again been postponed due to failure to comply with the Sports Act 2013.

This was agreed at the annual general meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday in a bid to resolve the impasse created following another postponement in March this year.

There are only four seats to be contested for including Vice President where Peris Mukoko is battling with Moses Ndale, the post of Secretary which has attracted two candidates in Ian Mugambi and Dr Ochieng Ahaya and the post to fill two posts of director.

The directors attracted three candidates; Charles Chege, Hillary Itela and Oscar Mango.

The Sports Act 2013 requires counties to vote at the AGM, but the KRU constitution only requires clubs to vote.

Only 14 departments and 24 clubs lined up on Wednesday. KRU President Oduor Gangla has offered to form a 5-member task force that will align the KRU constitution with the Sports Act in order to hold the said elections soon.

KRU have been advised by Rugby Africa observer Paula Lanco to avoid going the Nigerian route where they risk entering an interim committee which would see World Rugby suspend the Union. That would mean no HSBC World Sevens for Kenya 7s or World Cup for Kenya Simbas/Lioness/Chipu.

Athletic Registrar Rose Wasike, who was in attendance, said elections should be held by November.