NAIROBI, Kenya, March 19 – Former Lunch Bar Quins boss Philip Jalang’o, is the new Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) vice chairman after edging by the thickness of a vest past incumbent Alexander Sasha Mutai, in polls held Wednesday during KRU’s Annual General Meeting at RFUEA Grounds.
Jalang’o who was serving as the Union’s Director of National Squads and Elite Performance garnered 22 votes beating Mutai who doubled up as chair of Commercial and Marketing Committee by a single ballot in the tightest of contests where serving boss, Mwangi Muthee, found no challenger as he soared to his second term after wresting control from long serving Richard Omwela.
Nondescript RFC’s Eddy Omondi grabbed the Secretary General seat with 32 votes after trouncing Ochien’g Ahaya who garnered 11.
The post fell vacant after holder Jack Okoth was appointed KRU Chief Executive Officer.
Gabriel Ouko was elected unopposed as the treasure while Peninah Wahome from Kenyatta University (34 votes), Nakuru RFC’s Dennis Ombui (33) and, Moses Ndale (20) were elected new directors.
Boss Muthee will serve as chair until 2015 when the current office elapses.
Philip Jalang’o 22
Alexander Mutai 21
Gabriel Ouko- unopposed
Eddie Omondi 32
Ochieng’ Ahaya 11
Peninah Wahome 34
Dennis Ombui 33
Moses Ndale 20
Rajinder Sembi 13
Chiro Nyinge 12
Oscar Owaga 11
Andrew Musangi 6