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Rachier recaptures seat in Gor elections

Ambrose Rachier on Sunday beat fellow city lawyer Eric Adede in the Gor Mahia elections to retain the chairmanship for the fourth time.

Rachier’s 808 votes outweighed Adede’s 445 votes.

Rachier’s six years at the club’s helm have been the most successful in over two decades.

The elections were peaceful and no incident of hooliganism was reported.

Chris Omondi will replace George Bwana as the secretary general after garnering 826 votes to beat Tom Oriko’s 326 votes.

He will be deputized by Anima ‘Ferrari’ Oketch, who chalked up 719 votes to beat Roselinder Achieng who managed 505 votes.

Lawyer Erick Wasuna captured the Senior Vice Chairman post unopposed. His only competition, David Kiilo, opted to switch to Organising Secretary just days to the polls, which he won.

The first vice chairman post was clinched by John Pesa, while George Ongudi won the second vice chairman post, also unopposed.

Kennedy Otieno won the treasurer’s post, beating one of the campaign’s most vibrant campaigners, Sally Bolo.

Otieno managed 721 votes to Bolo’s 496.

Rachier promised to lay the ground work for a stadium to help the club become self-sustaining and to ease the costs paid for training and game facilities.

The elections were initiailly slated for December last year but were marred by violence, forcing the postponement.

Some of the candidates who invested heavily in campaigns lost, most notably Adede and Bolo.