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High stakes as faltering Gor Mahia heads for SGM

As Gor Mahia heads to the eagerly anticipated Special General Meeting on Sunday, leading candidates for the chairmanship position have raised the red-flag over the procedures followed in convening the meeting.

While entrepreneur Dan Oketch who is angling to unseat long serving club boss Ambrose Rachier said that the planning of the meeting has been shrouded in secrecy.

Chris Omondi, who also wants the top job, has questioned whether the club’s executive followed the guidelines outlined in the club’s constitution in convening the meeting.

Mr Oketch said: “Upto now, we have not been told the exact time when the SGM will begin. We need not to be served with piece-meal information. Does it mean that the organizers have a hidden agenda or do they want to ambush us?”

On his part, Mr Omondi said: “The SGM has not been convened procedurally because the constitution states that it’s the club chairman or the substantive secretary general who should call for it. Yet, in this case, it’s was the assistant secretary general. Could they come clean on this? I only intend to take part in a credible process.”

The SGM is expected to adopt the club’s new constitution and draw a road map for the elections expected to be held in December.

Contacted, acting club secretary general Ronald Ngala defended the office from criticism, saying that due process was followed.

He added that the convention will take place this Sunday at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium from 10am.

“Yes, the deputy secretary general (Anima Ferrari) called for the meeting because she was mandated by the executive committee. So, the SGM is an executive decision,” Mr Ngala said in an interview.

With the elections long overdue, Mr Oketch and Mr Omondi have been building their support bases with the aim of taking over the mantle.