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Finally NOCK pass new Constitution

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The National Olympic Committee of Kenya finally gave into pressure to pass a new constitution.

A road-map towards a new constitution and elections was introduced by the International Olympic Committee last year but has suffered repeated delays.

A NOCK General Assembly meeting at the beginning of the month ended in deadlock after an Executive Board-supported majority voted against new statutes, despite an IOC demand that they must be approved.

IOC patience appeared close to breaking point, with the organisation then “putting on hold all payments of subsidies to the NOCK”.

Under the new statutes, none of the 11 current members of the Executive Committee will have voting power at elections.

Officials vying for reelection must also have been affiliated to a National Federation for at least a year.

This seemingly means that the organisation’s chairman Kipchoge Keino is ineligible.

Another meeting is due to take place on April 5th 2017 whereby the electoral body to over see the process will be convened.