NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14- The future of AFC Leopards is unclear following Sunday’s botched elections that saw violence break out amidst accusations of irregularities.
Leopards’ chairman Julius Ochiel told Capital Sport on Monday that he will stay in office as stakeholders come up with ways to chart the way forward.
“For now I will remain the chairman. We will also seek advice from the registrar of societies because AFC is also a society. The opinion from the Ministry of Sport will also be sought,” said Ochiel.
In regards to their sponsorship from Mumias Sugar, Ochiel said that the sugar company had shown great concern over Sunday’s events and that a meeting between the club and the corporate will be held ‘sometime this week.’
Alex Ole Magelo who was trying to regain the seat blamed the Winstone Kituyi camp for disrupting the process.
He also claimed that the involvement of Ikolomani Member of Parliament Bonny Khalwale put the elections in a spin.
“Khalwale wanted Kituyi to win which is why he tried to broker a deal between him (Kituyi) and Ochiel,” said Magelo.
“As for now we will wait for the report from the election board. We will also protest in the strongest terms the way these elections were held,” he added.