Paul Tergat elected Nock president

Friday September 29 2017

New Nock president Paul Tergat during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

New Nock president Paul Tergat during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By AYUMBA AYODI
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Legendary long distance runner Paul Tergat is the new National Olympic Committee of Kenya( Nock) president.

Tergat was elected unopposed after the General Assembly knocked out his only challenger Patrick Muyah.

New Nock president Paul Tergat (centre) chats with Athletics Kenya president rtd general Jackson Tuwei during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | AYUMBA AYODI |

New Nock president Paul Tergat (centre) chats with Athletics Kenya president rtd general Jackson Tuwei during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | AYUMBA AYODI |NATION MEDIA GROUP

Muyah, who is the Kenya Swimming Federation vice chairman, only got six votes of the 18 votes at stake.

Muyah's case was left for the General Assembly to decide following a High Court and Sports Disputes Tribunal orders.

Earlier, the Nock elections ran into a stalemate after Sports Dispute Tribunal and High Court stopped five federations and the persons they had proposed as candidates and voters were barred from participating.

New Nock president Paul Tergat (left) with Tegla Lorupe during the Nock Elective General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

New Nock president Paul Tergat (left) with Tegla Lorupe during the Nock Elective General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |NATION MEDIA GROUP

Trouble started during the second session when Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) Secretary Irene Tindi took the floor to disclose the lists of voting delegates and candidates.

The High Court declined to reverse the Sports Disputes Tribunal ruling on barring the federations from the elections.

A Kenya Rowing and Canoe Federation faction official James Mweu came with orders from the High Court and Sports Tribunal barring some federations; Rowing and Canoe, Cycling, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and Badminton from taking part in the Elective General Assembly.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya President elect Paul Tergat (right) has a word with IOC Member Sam Ramsamy after he was elected unopposed during National Olympic Committee of Kenya Special general meeting election Agenda on 29th September at Panari Hotel.Photo/CHRIS OMOLLO

National Olympic Committee of Kenya President elect Paul Tergat (right) has a word with IOC Member Sam Ramsamy after he was elected unopposed president during the National Olympic Committee of Kenya Special general meeting on September 29, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |NATION MEDIA GROUP

It also stopped former Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) chairman Ben Ekumbo from defending his seat as First Deputy President.

The move to have Conrad Thorpe to represent swimming as the voter was also dismissed by the Sports Tribunal and court.

Paul Tergat (left) and Kenya Rugby Union chairman Richard Omwela in brief conversation during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. Tergat is the new National Olympic Committee of Kenya( Nock) president. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Paul Tergat (left) and Kenya Rugby Union chairman Richard Omwela in brief conversation during the Nock General Assembly on September 29, 2017 at Panari Hotel. Tergat is the new National Olympic Committee of Kenya( Nock) president. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |NATION MEDIA GROUP

The order saw efforts by James Chacha, who was to defend his position as deputy secretary and Stephen Soi, who was also to defend his position as Deputy treasurer, go up in smoke.

The two were proposed by Taekwondo.

Also barred from getting elected were John Ogolla (weightlifting), and Julius Mwangi, who was to run as a committee members.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Athletes representative

Humphrey Kayange

Hellen Obiri

Women representative

Paurvi Rawal 12

Tegla Loroupe 6

Committee Members

Shoaib Abdulgani 17, Paul Otula 13, Winnie Kamau 15, Catherine Ndereba 10

Deputy treasurer

Paul Rwambo 11

John Kameta 8

Treasurer

Anthony Kariuki 11

Elina Shiveka 8

Deputy Secretary

Francis Mutuku 15

Timothy Mubea 4

Secretary General

Francis Paul 9

Andrew Mudibo 8

John Kilonzo 2

Second Deputy vice President

Waithaka Kioni 13

Jackson Tuwei 6

First deputy president

Shadrack MalukI 10

Nahashon Randiek 9

President
Paul Tergat unopposed.