April 21, 2024

Tergat unopposed heading into NOC-K elections

Tergat unopposed heading into NOC-K elections
Paul Tergat

Tergat was first elected NOC-K President in September 2017, replacing the iconic Kipchoge Keino who had held the seat for 18 years. Athlete representatives Humphrey Kayange and Helen Obiri are also unopposed and will also defend their seats.

National Olympic Committee – Kenya (NOC-K)  President Paul Tergat is unopposed head into the organization’s elections on Wednesday 9 December 2021 and will retain his seat for another four year term.

The athletics legend was the first Kenyan man to set the world record in the marathon in 2003, with a time of 2:04:55. He also won five straight IAAF World Cross Country Championships titles, 1995 to 1999.

Tergat was first elected NOC-K President in September 2017, replacing the iconic Kipchoge Keino who had held the seat for 18 years.

Athlete representatives Humphrey Kayange and Helen Obiri are also unopposed and will also defend their seats.

The post of First Deputy President has attracted three contestants – John Kilonzo (Kenya Rugby Union), Nashon Randiek (Kenya Hockey Union) and Shadrack Maluki (Kenya Judo Federation).

Another athletics legend, Tegla Loroupe is one of two contestants for the Second Deputy President’s post, the other being the incumbent Waithaka Kioni.

Acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku will battle it out with Andrew Mudibo for the Secretary General’s seat with Francis Karugu, Mohamed Shuaib Abdelghani and James Chacha contesting the Deputy Secretary General’s seat.