BAK set election date after long period of infighting


BAK set election date after long period of infighting

In Summary

  • Sixteen County Associations including Kenya Police and Busia have passed a resolution to hold the long awaited Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) elections at Kasarani"s Moi International Sports Centre on May 28.
  • This follows a November 6 2018 Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling which declared all meetings held after the expiry of the Association's May 2017 mandate null and void.
  • The ruling also dismissed the earlier planned November 2018 polls and ordered BAK to hold its elections within 60 days.

Sixteen County Associations including Kenya Police and Busia have passed a resolution to hold the long awaited Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) elections at Kasarani”s Moi International Sports Centre on May 28.

This follows a November 6 2018 Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling which declared all meetings held after the expiry of the Association’s May 2017 mandate null and void.

The ruling also dismissed the earlier planned November 2018 polls and ordered BAK to hold its elections within 60 days.

In the landmark ruling, Mombasa sought legal redress against BAK last year on grounds of discrimination which later informed the Tribunal ruling.

The Counties which were represented at  the Serena Council were Nairobi, Nakuru, Siaya, Busia, Kenya Police, Kwale, Kilifi, Vihiga, Kakamega, Muranga, Laikipia, Meru, Mombasa, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu and Kiambu. Skipping the Council  without apology were Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Prisons and Nyeri.

The polls date was proposed by Nairobi Secretary Musa  Benjamin and seconded by Kisumu secretary Anthony Ombok aka Jamal. BAK interim secretary, Isaac Mbote , while addressing the press after the council said the council was convened in accordance with the Tribunal ruling.

“Following the ruling of the Tribunal on November 6, the court ordered that BAK Executive calls an SGM to plan for the election. Its in the implementation of that court order that BAK EXCO called the meeting,” said Mbote.

Mbote added that IEBC will preside over the election which will be held at 10am on the 28th of May.

Mbote added that they will invite observers including NOCK and Registrar of Sports to witness the exercise.

He said  election will be by secret ballot.

“All delegates with interim acknowledgement from the registrar will participate in the election. We will write to IEBC, the Sports Ministry and the Registrar of Sports notifying them of the resolutions passed,” added Mbote. Nineteen counties and 11 members of the BAk Executive will participate in the election,” said Mbote.

Two BAK camps one led by interim chairman John Kameta and the other by Mbote have been fighting for the control of the sport in the country.

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