The Kenya Rugby Union on Wednesday elected Oduor Gangla as the new Chairperson, taking over Richard Omwela.
The elections, which were held at RFUEA grounds in Nairobi and presided over by IEBC, saw Gangla declared the winner after garnering 33 votes against his opponents.
The closest competitor Alexander Shasha Mutai managed to get 20 votes while former KCB Rugby Club Chair Asiko Owiro got 2 votes.
But who is Oduor Gangla in the world of rugby? News 9 Kenya sports decited to peruse his profile at shujaapride.com and here is what we found about Mr. Oduor.
– Kenya Rugby union Secretary (2016).
• Chairman, Impala Saracens March 2012 – current
• Secretary Kenya Cup Governing Council June 2014 – current
• Vice Chairman, Impala Saracens 2010 – 2011
• Coach Impala Saracens Boks (2010 – 2012)
• 2000 – 2002 for Impala Gazelles (Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup winners medal)
Blak Blad RFC – 1997 to 1999 (vice capt, captain and chairman).
Won Eric Shirley Shield in 1997
Mean Machine RFC – 1996 and Strathmore College – 1995
Mang’u High School – 1991 – 1994. (qualified for Prescott Cup)
Started playing at Milimani Primary School, Nairobi in 1989
From this brief profile, Oduor proves to the perfect chose for KRU in considerations to the challenges facing the union.
For a period of four years to come, KRU expect to see change from this vigorous man.
A meeting is expected to be convened to appoint his replacement as the Secretary General.