FK Paul re-elected as KHF holds elections

FK Paul re-elected as KHF holds elections

FK Paul re-elected as KHF holds elections

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The Kenya Handball Federation held its national elections at the NOCK offices located at Plaza 2000, Mombasa road on Saturday afternoon with a number of the incumbent officials retaining their positions.

The Nairobi branch delegates did not take part in the elections due to an impending court order. A total of 23 delegates were eligible to vote and the incumbent Chairman Francis K Paul retained his position unopposed alongside the Secretary General Gikaria Nderitu. Alex Malei overcame Evans Mwachia with 20 votes against 3 to be elected as the Assistant Secretary General of KHF.

For the Vice Chairman’s position Dishon Shiundu from the Western branch managed to topple Brigadier F.G.K Kimanzi representing the KDF handball Association branch with 18 votes against 5 votes to be named Vice Chairman. Shisoka Akaka who had earlier indicated that he was vying for the Chairman’s position dropped his candidature in the position and instead opted for the treasure’s post where he was defeated by incumbent Joe Mutua with 14 votes against 9 votes. Joel Nandi retained the assistant treasurer seat unopposed.

Charles ‘Jaji’ Omondi was reelected as the Fixture Secretary of the Federation after he garnered 19 votes while his opponent Andrew Watuha who was proposed by the Western Branch had 4 votes. Gibson Mwandwiro got the Assistant Fixture Secretary’s job after getting 19 votes against Lucas Muoki’s 4 votes.

The Committee Members were also elected during the process and out of the 6 interested individuals 5 were elected with Sella Muniafu being eliminated after getting 11 votes the lowest number. The Committee members were as follows: John Ndonga (23 votes) Julius Ndirangu (22 votes) Caroline Nyadiero (22 votes) John Angawa (19 votes) Lt. Colonel Mwadime (17 votes).

Speaking after the elections the Chairman said that his first task was to unite the parties that were involved in the election for the sake of handball, “those who lost and those who won should unite and seek to improve the sport and that is what I will work on first. Furthermore I would like to encourage people that it is not a must for one to be in the executive office to assist handball you can do it on your own.”

“The branches also need to work extra hard now since they are the ones who know where the players are. They are the eyes and the ears of the federation and we depend on them to get the players. For the players I appeal to them that a lot of sacrifice and dedication is required. Handball is still growing in Kenya, whenever we ask them to turn out for the national team let them do so whole heartedly, if there is money they shall be paid if it is not available we shall do our best as an office for everybody to be comfortable.”

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