The Star (Nairobi)

28 May 2013

Kenya: NOCK Polls On

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) first vice chairman, Peter Nderitu and committee member John Roberts have retired.

Nderitu was a representative of shooting while Roberts is a former Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya chairman. Besides the two, Athletics Kenya (AK) vice chairman, David Okeyo, has pulled out of tomorrow's NOCK elections. Nderitu and Roberts have served NOCK for the past 15 years.

Okeyo, who has served the Olympic body since 2001 thanked NOCK for the opportunity. "I have served four terms since being elected in 2001 and would like to thank the entire committee for their support over the years. I wish them the best of luck in the future," added Okeyo, who has stepped aside for AK president, Isaiah Kiplagat.

Former Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) boss Alfred Khangati will face off with Kipchoge Keino for the position of chairman. Keino has been proposed and seconded by NOCK while Khangati has been proposed by Volleyball and seconded by Judo.

The first vice chairman's position will see Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) chairman, Ben Ekumbo fight it out with Kiplagat and Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch.

Ekumbo has been proposed by swimming and seconded by lawn tennis while Kiplagat has been proposed by athletics and seconded by NOCK. Oluoch has the backing of shooting and weightlifting.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Sam Nyamweya is eyeing the second vice chairman position. He has been proposed by football and seconded by Judo. He faces Pius Ochieng who has been proposed by shooting and seconded by swimming

Long serving NOCK secretary general Francis Paul is unopposed for his position having been proposed by NOCK and seconded by NOCK. James Chacha, NOCK assistant secretary general, faces Njeri Onyango for the position. Onyango has been proposed by KLTA and seconded by football.

The treasurer's race has attracted incumbent Fridah Shiroya and Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) vice chairman, Elynah Shiveka. Shiveka has been proposed by hockey and seconded by Judo.

For the assistant teesurer's position incumbent Stephen Soi faces John Kameta. Committee members contestants include incumbents-- former Boston Marathon champion Catherine Ndereba, Resham Bains and Anna Njambi. Others are--Andrew Mudibo, Anthony Kariuki, Seifudin Patwa, Charles Nyaberi, John Ogolla and Shadrack Maluki.

Former world marathon record holder, Paul Tergat will be up against former world 800m champion, Billy Konchellah and multi African swimming champion, Jason Dunford for the athlete male representative.

The women's category will have--Tegla Lorupe face Ednah Rotich, whop had been proposed by volleyball and seconded by basketball. A total of 18 federations will take part in the elections with each federation having one vote.

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