“Absentee” chairman Richard Omwela retains his seat at the helm of Kenyan rugby

Richard Omwela retained the Kenya Rugby Union Chairman’s post after topping the poll with 25 votes ahead of Alexander Mutai and Rajinder Sembi

Kenya Rugby Union chairman Richard Omwella

Richard Omwela retained the Kenya Rugby Union Chairman’s post after topping the poll with 25 votes ahead of Alexander Mutai (23 votes) and Rajinder Sembi (9 votes) during the Annual General Meeting held at the RFUEA Ground.

Meanwhile, three new directors were elected to the board. The three directors are Sylvia Kamau (46 votes), Ray Olendo (37 votes) and Ezekiel Owuor (33 votes) who topped the polling for the four available seats alongside Ian Mugambi (38 votes) who was re-elected to the board for a second term.

Omwela said he will institute a committee that will lay the ground work that will include sourcing for sponsorship and proper training to ensure Kenya makes to Japan.

“We want to seriously focus on developing the Under-19 age group so as to have strong side by 2019,” said Omwela.

The AGM also saw the adoption of a motion to increase the term limits of elected office bearers from the current two to four years with effect from  the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

During the AGM the Board also discussed the annual Report as well as receive and consider the balance sheet and statement of accounts for the past year.

Accusations

Previously Chairman Richard Omwela had been accused of being an “absentee” chairman during his second tenure in office.

The Union will now be focusing on the how to uplift the rugby affairs in the country, in terms of Supporting local talent.

The election is coming at a time when Kenya’s Shujaa are preparing for the Hong Kong sevens.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

5 things you should never do to please a woman

5 things you should never do to please a woman

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

British MP claims she didn't know her flat was owned by the Kenyatta family

British MP claims she didn't know her flat was owned by the Kenyatta family

I spent Sh800K - Vera speaks on begging for money to fund lavish Baby shower

I spent Sh800K - Vera speaks on begging for money to fund lavish Baby shower

Shika Simu yangu bro, we need you - Eric Omondi begs Eddie Butita

Shika Simu yangu bro, we need you - Eric Omondi begs Eddie Butita

Janet Mbugua's husband thrown at the centre of nasty fight at Ole Sereni Hotel [Video]

Janet Mbugua's husband thrown at the centre of nasty fight at Ole Sereni Hotel [Video]