BAK officials slapped with 10-year bans


(FILES)Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta, addressing the media at a past function. ...
(FILES)Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta, addressing the media at a past function. He has threatened to sue Sport CS, Dr. Hassan Wario. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • The Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) has handed national vice president Albert Matito and deputy secretary general David Munuhe 10-year bans each for 'gross misconduct'.
  • This follows the decision of a BAK council meeting led by BAK president John Kameta where the national organisation also agreed to hold its national elections on November 16

The Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) has handed national vice president Albert Matito and deputy secretary general David Munuhe 10-year bans each for ‘gross misconduct’.

This follows the decision of a BAK council meeting led by BAK president John Kameta where the national organisation also agreed to hold its national elections on November 16.

In vowing to appeal the decision, the banned officials claimed they were maliciously targeted while accusing Kameta of orchestrating a witch-hunt against them.

The Council, which constituted 23 members out of 27, unanimously voted to ban Munuhe for a decade after he was found guilty of having interfered with the computer scoring system that denied Dennis Muthama of Nairobi a semi-final match victory against Morris Ochieng of Kenya Police during the Mombasa leg of the national league last year.

Mung’ori disclosed that Charlconet Services Kenya, a firm that deals in data recovery, adversely implicated Munuhe, which amounted to match-fixing, a serious crime under International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) rules.

The anomaly that occurred on December 9, 2017 in Mombasa led the BAK board to declare the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) boxing team as the 2017 SportPesa National Boxing League champions after stripping Kenya Police of the title.

Police had retained the title with a total of 103 points, beating KDF by a point but after review, KDF won the league with 122 points and Police second on 120.

Munuhe trashed the report by Charlconet Services Kenya saying reformatting a computer doesn’t amount to match-fixing since the results were not altered.

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