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Asiko Awiro joins KRU’s chairman post race

Asiko Awiro has joined the growing list of succeeding Richard Omwela as Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) chairman in the forthcoming elections.

The former KRU today announced his candidature for the top seat where Omwela will not be seeking re-election during KRU Annual General Meeting.

Awiro becomes the fourth man to join the race after serving as Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rugby Club chairman, will face off with former KRU vice chairman Sasha Mutai and current KRU secretary general Oduor Gangla and director Ezekiel Owuor.

Owiro, who was a director and acting KRU treasurer during George Kariuki’s tenure that ended in 2003, said he is the right person to turn around the country’s dwindling rugby fortunes both in management and national teams.

Owiro, who was among the founding players at KCB Rugby Club in 1989, believes he has the required experience and credentials, having played rugby for Kenya Simbas, Mean Machine, Impala and later KCB as a fullback and winger.

Source: Daily Nation.

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