Kenya Rugby Union affiliates made a turn-around on Tuesday to proceed with voting after Rugby Afrique observer Paula Lanco advised on risks associated with postponing the elections again.
Oscar Mango garnered 23 votes to retain his seat as a director with Leslie Njenga of Stingers earning 16 votes to become a first time KRU director. Hilary Itela was voted out getting 15 votes with Chege coming fourth on 6 votes.
Moses Ndale was elected KRU vice-chairman after earning 20 votes to beat outgoing director Peris Mukoko who got 11. Ian Mugambi retained Hon Secretary on 18 votes against Ray Olendo’s 13.
KRU was advised by Rugby Afrique observer Paula Lanco to avoid going the Nigerian way where they risk going into a caretaker committee which would see World Rugby suspend the Union. That would mean no HSBC World Sevens for Kenya 7s or World Cup for Kenya Simbas/Lioness/Chipu.
Sports registrar Rose Wasike- who was in attendance- advised that elections should be held by November.
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