Kenya escapes Olympic ban after Nock adopts new constitution

The new constitution received an overwhelming 29 out of 29 votes as Nock officials kept their word to back reforms of the new constitution.

Africa National Olympic Committee of Africa president Lassana Palenfo (L) meets National Olympic Committee-Kenya president Dr Kipchoge Keino

The meeting come three weeks after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had warned that they will not take any further action against the local body for not passing a new constitution.

On March 15, the IOC board, had threatened to maintain a financial freeze on Nock until progress is made on adoption of a new constitution.

Kenya was staring at a ban from IOC after Nock executive members ganged up to shoot down a proposal to pass the negotiated constitution.

The new reforms will pave way for new fresh Nock elections and this might end the era of the long serving president Dr. Kipchoge Keino.

The Nock officials had failed to adopt the revised constitution during it last sitting on March 7, 2017.

According to Aaron Komen, the sports Administrator at the Ministry of Sports and culture, it was a nice decision by Nock to adopt the reforms at a time when the country was staring at a ban from IOC.

“Thank you all members for your support and we shall have a report sent today,” Nock First Vice-presidents Ben Ekumbo said.

He added that Nock should learn to do things in a different way and accept change for a better future of the Athletics in the country.

The Nock elections will be held May 5, 2017.

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