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AK to convene for Special General Meeting

Wednesday November 12 2014

Athletics Kenya Southern region chairman Paul Mutwii at a past function. Paul Mutwii said all is set for Athletics Kenya Special General Meeting at AK headquarters, Riadha House, on November 14, 2014. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Athletics Kenya Southern region chairman Paul Mutwii at a past function. Athletics Kenya regional chairmen once again boycotted a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting called by the AK office Thursday in Nairobi as the leadership tussle at the association escalated. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

AYUMBA AYODI
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All is set for the Athletics Kenya Special General Meeting at AK headquarters, Riadha House, on Friday.

The SGM has been called by 14 out of the 16 AK regions.

Speaking to the press in Nairobi on Wednesday, Southern region chairman, Paul Mutwii, said they however expect all the 16 regions to be represented by three delegates each.

The main agenda of the meeting is “the conduct of the president, Isaiah Kiplagat”. Mutwii said that, as per the constitution, Kiplagat will be required to chair the meeting but in his absence, one of his four deputies will take charge.

And, although Muwtii did not say what action they are likely to take, sources said they could either suspend or impeach the president “depending on the mood of the delegates”.

“This is not about witch-hunting. We are not in a mission to topple anyone. The regions just want their President, whom they elected unopposed, to explain a few things.” said Mutwii, who is also one of the AK vice presidents.

Mutwii called on the AK chief executive officer Isaac Mwangi to prepare the venue.

“We expect a peaceful meeting comprising 61 delegates that will include members of the executive committee,” said Mutwii, who was accompanied by regional chairmen Jonathan Koskei (Police), Joseph Kinyua (Eastern) and Jimmy Angwenyi (Nyanza North).

OFFICE MISUSE

Also present were Kenya Universities secretary-general Edward Mwema and treasurer Maurice Ochieng, Kenya Prisons secretary-general Nicholas Maswai and Nairobi region treasurer Patrick Kariuki.

Koskei warned those who intend to disrupt the meeting that they will be dealt with ruthlessly, adding that the right procedure was followed in convening it.

“We won’t allow hooligans to disrupt the meeting and anybody with an issue should come and address it in the meeting,” said Koskei. “The resolutions passed at the meeting shall be guided by the rule of law.”

Top officials from 14 regions, which included 10 chairmen, asked Kiplagat to step aside for allegedly misuse of office by October 31.

They also asked him to call an SGM. Kiplagat, however, declined to call the meeting and instead opted for dialogue.

“That is when the regions opted to convene an SGM within 21 days as provided for by the constitution,” said Ochieng. “Why fear yet there is nothing wrong? We are just seeking solutions.”

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