The Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) will hold its long-awaited national elections on April 16, Secretary General Wycliffe Ongori has confirmed.
The elections were due earlier this month when the current administration’s four-year mandate lapsed on January 17.
But the Sports Council allowed for them to extend that term for the compelling reason that during that time officials were involved in the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Accra, Ghana where Kenya had two national teams.
County Associations have been given the green light to conduct their elections in February while the national elections will follow in April, Ongori added.
“Our constitution allows us to reschedule the elections if there is a compelling reason and, in that case, the Africa Cup of Nations was the reason.
“To that extent, we had a roadmap to elections and we had shared with the council which was approved on 8th January.
“The road map says, counties are allowed to conduct their elections in February while the national elections to be conducted on 16th April,” Ongori said.
Pressure has been mounting with stakeholders including current and former players accusing the current office of mismanaging the sport and calling for change.