NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 – Muchau Githiaka from the Vet Lab Sports Club has been elected the new Kenya Golf Union (KGU) chairman for the year 2016/17.
Githiaka was picked as the new chair during the Union’s Annual General Meeting held over weekend at the Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi.
He takes over from Anthony Muhoro, who will continue sitting in the KGU board as the immediate past chair.
“Golf is a disciplined sport and can contribute to country’s economy. I will uphold this and engage the relevant stakeholders in achieving this reality. I will also ensure full implementation of the strategic plan which will guide us in achieving the above mentioned issues,” Githiaka said.
The new chairman joined the Kenya Golf Union in 2011 as an executive and later served as the honorary secretary in 2014 before becoming vice chairman last year.
In his maiden Speech, the new KGU boss thanked all the golfers for exuding confidence in him and promised to dedicate his services to the Union at his best.
Githiaka promised to put more synergy on golf development as well as searching and developing golfing talent across the country.
The chairman promised to strengthen Game of the Year (GOTY) by supporting the players as well as the host clubs with technical assistance in course preparations, running events as well as refereeing.
During the same meeting Richard Nyongesa Wanjalla from the Muthaiga golf club was elected as the vice chairman while Limuru’s Lucas Marang’a and Karen’s Anthony Murage were elected as the honorary secretary and treasurer respectively.
Other executives who were elected include; Ndiga Kithae (Thika), Asif Padamshi (Windsor), George Gathu (KAF) Peter Kiguru (Sigona), Vincent Wang’ombe (Limuru) and Ben Omuodo from Royal Nairobi Golf Club.