Former Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars Management (HSMB) chairman Mohamed Nyaoga has been appointed into the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) Marketing and Fundraising Commission.
NOCK president Paul Tergat named Nyaoga who is the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) chair, a Nairobi based senior counsel Donald Kipkorir and Patrick Obath-Associate Director Adam Smith International-Africa.
Others are Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) Marketing Director Caroline Ndung’u, Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) chairperson Emma Milayo and IMG Communications chief executive Peter Gicheru.
Nyaoga’s board replaces the board chaired by Ndung’u Gethenji and comprised of the Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) chairman Andrew Mudibo and former Athletics Kenya (AK) treasurer Joseph Kinyua among others.
The team will be tasked with soliciting for funds to run NOCK programmes which include preparation Team Kenya for Olympics, Commonwealth Games and nurturing sporting talent.
Tergat said upon election NOCK went on a hunting mission to recruit eminent members of the society with proven track record in order to come on board to assist the Olympics umbrella body mobilise resources to fund their programmes.
“As we launch our Marketing and Fundraising Commission, which consists of the finest and eminent distinguished ladies and gentlemen of this country, the team will now shoulder Kenya’s national aspirations and noble responsibility by bringing with them their very rich experience in corporate service, which as NOCK are very priviledged to tap into,” said Tergat.
Nyaoga said the new team intends to put in place systems and structures to mitigate against non-accountability and misuse of funds.
“We shall come up with a resource mobilization strategy and have an execution matrix and develop a threshold on which to execute their mandate,” he said.
Tergat said NOCK’s core business was ambitious goals of ensuring good representation at the world stage by formidable teams to fly Kenya’s flag high overseas by returning with a healthy medal haul in which to achieve that they need resources.
“In order for these to become a reality, availability of resources is key to enable NOCK support various programmes and processes that will to Kenya’s success in global games,” he said