New Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) office will be elected on October 29 2022, paving way for the exit of long-time serving President Waithaka Kioni.

KVF Secretary General Ben Juma Chepkechir through a notice released on Monday confirmed that the elections will be preceded by an Nnnual General Meeting (AGM) whereby key issues relating to the sport in Kenya will be bediscussed.

“Pursuant to the directive given by the AGM on 30th July, 2022, a notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting – Quadrennial Meeting of Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) shall be held on 29th October, 2022 at Nyayo National stadium as from 10:00am,” Chepkechir said.

Each KVF branch is also directed to conduct it’s own AGM and subsequent elections on or before October 15 and send their representatives to Nairobi thereafter.

“Each member branch, the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association, Kenya University Sports Association and Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association is expected to send three representatives to meeting, while each affiliate team up to date with amounts due to the federation and ordinary members, (duly paid up) are expected to send one delegate each. The names of the ordinary members are to be submitted to the secretariat before the meeting,” he said.

Chepkechir added: “For ease of verification of credentials, it is required that the names of the representatives are forwarded to the secretariat at least five days prior to the date of AGM.”

National Executive Committee (NEC) members and three delegates each from the executive committee of the respective branches will participate in the exercise.

The particular elections were supposed to be held on July 30 2022 but were deferred owing to KVF’s failure to comply with the Sports Act of 2013.

The said Act requires that sports federations in the country have to formally register at least 24 of its branches obtained from the 47 counties of Kenya.

Kenya Volleyball Federation Vice-President Charles Nyaberi, former Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) women’s coach Edward Nalianya and former Malkia Strikers’ manager David Kilundo are vying for the KVF top seat.

Malkia’s head coach Paul Bitok has expressed an interest in the KVF vice-presidency position as well.

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