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Gor Mahia branches meet to put their house in order

By ISAAC SWILA October 8th, 2016 2 min read

Anticipation is high as Gor Mahia’s top hierarchy converges at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday for an important consultative meeting aimed at studying and making amendments to the club’s draft constitution.

The meeting will bring together chairmen and secretaries of the club’s over 100 branches, club’s organizing secretary and a legal guide who will take the participants through the draft document.

Should the branch leaders strike an agreement, a date shall be set for a Special General Meeting which will either rubber stamp or reject the document.

The SGM will also set the dates and modalities for the elections to be held in December and also come up with the framework of abiding by the Sports Act as well as the Caf Club Licensing rules.

K’Ogalo is in a race against time to beat the Caf Club Licensing November 30 deadline as well as streamline its operations in line with the requirements of the Sports Act.

Speaking to Nairobi News on Saturday, club acting secretary general Ronald Ngala said: “The meeting is consultative. It’s going to discuss and consult on matters constitution and possibly set a date for the SGM.


“We are expecting the branch officials to give their suggestions and where they need be, make alterations in the draft document,” Ngala added. “All branches in the club records will take part in the exercise.”

The meeting comes in the wake of heightened calls for the overdue elections. Initially, the SGM was to be held last Sunday but it was called off at the eleventh hour.

However, on Thursday, at a press briefing, club boss, Ambrose Rachier, who has of late come under stinging criticism from his competitors, put up a brave face while assuring the K’Ogalo nation that the polls would be held in December.

“We can only hold elections once we have complied with the Sports Act. One of the key requirements in the Act is we have to put in place a constitution that meets certain parameters,” Rachier said.

“That is why we have come up with an amended draft constitution and we have invited registered members to send representatives to scrutinise it.”

“Once the new constitution has been debated and approved, we shall convene an Annual General Meeting, where the elections will be held. We expect to conduct the elections in December,” he added.