In Summary
  • The meeting agreed to expand the voting counties from the current nine to 19, which will include the Kenya Defence, Kenya Police and Kenya Prisons.
  • BAK secretary general Paul Mung’ori indicated that the committee shall come up with modalities of the election and if they fail to agree, then there will be the possibility of forming a caretaker committee to organize for a new election.

Sport cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa has formed a 12-man committee that will look into the modalities of holding a free and fair Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) elections.

Echesa, who was speaking after he chaired a meeting of chairmen from BAK Counties on Wednesday, directed the committee to meet on Thursday and give him a comprehensive report on Friday.

The meeting was brokered by Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei that saw Echesa and BAK president John Kameta bury the hatchet after months of disagreement.

Anthony “Jamal” Otieno and Kennedy “Kentrack” Otieno, who are the only candidates vying for BAK presidency, were told to nominate six members each to the committee.

“This afternoon, I chaired a meeting of officials from BAK Counties, the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Police and Kenya Prisons among others to unlock the stalemate that is surrounding the process of conducting BAK executive committee elections,” said Echesa after a meeting that was also attended by Kameta.

“I formed a 12-man committee that will come up with modalities on how to conduct the forthcoming elections and give me a report of the same on the December 7, 2018.”

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