Chess Kenya president Bernard Wanjala will be seeking his second and final term in office at the elections set for February 13th 2022.
Wanjala said that the federation has given him an honour and the opportunity to be the captain of chess Kenya for the last four years that had many challenges that he took with humility and he is sure the results are there for everyone to see.
“This was one of the hardest tasks in my life to start off the journey of transformation of this great institution. I was lucky to have worked with a great team that gave their life to chess Kenya, going the extra mile to ensure we succeed in our vision,” said Wanjala.
He added that when they made many calls to all stakeholders to join them in the transformation, many people responded and made their contribution in their own way, making him proud as the team leader.
“In this journey, we had those who sat on the fence as they watched things unfold and we had those who chose to do nothing but focus on mocking the progress we have made. At the end of the day, we are all one family,” he said.
While announcing his presidential defence, Wanjala said he will be running for the second and last term to take Chess Kenya to the next phase in the country and across the world.
“This Morning, I am happy to inform you that I will be running for the second and last term to take Chess Kenya to the second phase of transformation. Invite you to join me in this journey. My goal is to leave a legacy that I will look back on and say, when I was given an opportunity, I did all I could to transform Chess in Kenya and touch many lives of Chess Kenya Stakeholders,” he explained.
In his transformation team, in his tenure, he intends to achieve in the next phase of transformation and the refreshed team to look forward to working with. He will be defending the seat with Andrew owili as the vice president, Gilbert Wandera (treasurer), John Mukabi (secretary general), Rodah Etole (gender and special interest secretary), Ivini Magoica (national branch secretary), Terence Chazima (deputy treasurer) and Aurelia Chumo to vie for deputy secretary general.