Former Kenya Harlequin chairman Philip Jalang’o led as his group swept the boards during the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) elections at the RFUEA grounds on Wednesday.
Jalang’o, 37, who is a partner in a Nairobi engineering company, narrowly beat incumbent Sasha Mutai to the vice chairman’s seat, polling 22 against 21.
Elections for the chairmanship and three directorship posts will be held next year.
Jalang’o, who was a former director of squads and elite performance was proposed by his former club Quins and seconded by United States International University - Africa during the process conducted by Kenya National Sports Council vice chairman Charles Nyaberi.
Nairobi lawyer Eddie Omondi, who was in Jalang’o’s group, is the new secretary after garnering 32 votes to beat Western Bulls Achieng Ahaya, who got 11 votes. Gabriel Ouko retained his treasurer’s post unopposed.
Kenyatta University’s Peninah Wahome, Nakuru’s Dennis Ombuyi and Moses Ndale of Kenya Commercial Bank are the new directors. Wahome and Ombuyi polled 33 votes each while Ndale got 20, to lock out incumbent director Chiro Nyinge, who collected six votes.
“The people have spoken and democracy has ruled. What is remaining now is to grow the sport,” Jalang’o said as he thanked the delegates for the trust in him.