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Paul Otula has retained his seat as Kenya Basketball Federation chairman. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

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Otula retains Kenya Basketball Federation top seat

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Veteran administrator Paul Otula has retained the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Chairman seat after beating his close challenger 2013 Maputo All Africa Games basketball team manager Cynthia Mumbo in elections held Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Otula garnered 57 votes against Omumbo’s 45.

Long serving secretary general Vitalis Gode called it a day and opted not defend the post to bring his 16-year reign to an end.

Gode was succeeded by his deputy Ambrose Kisoi who took over as the secretary general unopposed.

Kisoi will be deputized by Sprite Storms team manager and Trustee Angela Luchivya who was unopposed.

KSSSA national chairman Peter Orero was retained as the treasurer unopposed as Equity Bank Sports Coordinator Louise Araka secured the assistant treasurer’s post by beating her two rivals.

Araka polled 49 votes as former St Austin’s School coach Nelly Odera got 47 while the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Nakuru county chairman Luke Ogola managed seven votes.

“We have done our best and I concede to the Chairman, Mr Otula, 57votes to 45votes. As a first timer, without a team to run with and having made my decision to run only 7 days ago, I am very proud of the results. To ladies and the youth, do not be afraid to run for office. Do not be afraid to stand and be counted. Thanks to all of you for the immense support. I am forever indebted. We march on. This is just the beginning,” Omumbo said.

First Vice Chairman Hatimy Ali, Second Vice Chairman, Donald Liru, Fixtures Secretary Joseph Amoko, assistant Fixtures Secretary Steve Nyakina retained their posts unopposed as well.

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