KRU AGM kicks off
By Patrick Korir | Wed 20 Mar, 2019 17:13

The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) kicked off as planned on Wednesday 20 March, 2019 at the Union offices off Ngong Road starting 3pm. 

Outgoing Chair Richard Omwela took charge of the proceedings that brought together current board members and affiliates from across the country. 

The agenda of the day ran smoothly from the first to the fourth.

Item two - financials - that indicated the Union recovered from a loss of 35 million in 2017 to a profit if 0.52 million in 2018, saw the light of day after clarification from the Treasurer on some items. 

Though there was positivity on the figures in year 2018, the base and accumulated deficit of the Union is Kshs 60.8 million after a marginal shift from Kshs 61.3 million at the end of 2017. 

The third item - confirmation of auditors - was deferred as the costs of the current ones, PKF, was deemed 'too high'.

"We will have to defer the appointment of  Auditors to the next Board to have a look at the options" said Omwela

The fourth item - elections - did not take off immediately as some delegates raised issues of the two-term mandate of some directors

"Lets not engage in interpretation of the constitution. Those who are aggrieved can seek a mechanism to channel their concerns,"

"This is a grey area and please let's not try and interoperate it on the floor. Bear with us and allow us to proceed with the elections," begged Omwela who then went on to introduce IEBC to take charge of the process.

On the eve of the AGM there was talk of Government asking KRU to call off the meeting to allow for consultative engagement with stakeholders. 

However, KRU deemed it unconstitutional and proceeded with the assembly as planned.

Patrick Korir
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