Rachier vows to unite club

The dust has finally settled on the much awaited Gor Mahia elections. The event happened without a hitch or without any altercations or violence. Those who lost gracefully accepted the results and those who won vowed to work together for the betterment of the club.

“We must admit the elections met the threshold of a free and fair elections. We didn’t witness any acts of violence. The counting process was also interactive and democratic” said Owiye, shortly after announcing the winners.

The registered voters were 3,002, but only 982 turned up for the exercise, which saw Francis Wasuna elected unopposed as the club’s senior vice chairman.

Gor Mahia elections board led by Chairman Patrick Lumumba Adera and vice chairman Mohammed Ibrahim Papa applauded the club members for observing discipline during the exercise.

“Today, we saw the true face of democracy. We can avoid violence if we have credible elections. What we have shown is that we can do better, if we put our hearts and mind to it. For those have lost, join the winners,” said Papa.

Chairman Rachier for his part says he was confident of victory.

“I was extremely confident of victory because of the records I posted at Gor Mahia, including winning numerous silverware and that is one thing, which will remain at K’Ogalo. he said to the Standard.

Rachier also said that he will work with all those who were elected.

“I had no line up and will work with those elected by members of the club.¬† My first duty will be to reunite all K’Ogalo fans and candidates. I know there are some divisions, but I intend to work closely with those who contested against me.” said Rachier.

Among those newly elected is Sally Bolo


The much anticipated new constitution is another item on the Chairman’s agenda

“My second task with my new committee will be to deal with our club’s constitution so that we can be compliant with the Sports Act. We have deadline of June 16, 2017 to be compliant with new guidelines for club licensing. We also hope the case filed in court, which will be mentioned on Tuesday (today), will be withdrawn” he said.

Creating a new constitution would mean streamlining the club and would neccesitate ridding the club of many of the current positions includinhg secretary general.

Among those who gracefully accepted defeated was Joseph Ogidi, a former musician of the GidiGidi MajiMaji fame.

“Thank you so much to the Kogalo fan base for the support. We live to fight another day. Congratulations to the new Secretary General Ben Omondi and to my worthy opponent Sam Ochola. Let’s now work together to transform Gor Mahia. God bless” said Ogidi on his social media pages.

Ben Omondi Thanks fans

Newly elected Secretary General Ben Omondi for his part thanked fans for engaging in a peaceful process and for accepting his vision for the club.

“I wish to take this opportunity to thank the entire Gor Mahia fraternity for a peaceful electoral process. I appreciate the enormous work done through my secretariat headed by Eng. Dan Opata (Jasoda), Betty Opondo, Gilbert Otiende and Joshua Amayo.

“I am indeed honored and thankful to all the voters, who believed in my vision and agenda for the club and voted me as the next Secretary General of Gor Mahia Football club. I will strive and endeavor to work closely with all the elected officials towards the realization of our goals and dreams as a Club.” he said to goal.com

Omondi now says he is committed to doing his part to strengthen the club

“It’s now down to business and building a stronger united and prosperous Gor Mahia. I commit to run a foot ball club that you will all be proud of supporting. ” continued Omondi.

14 thoughts on “Rachier vows to unite club

  1. As the team sits down to get things going, the most glaring reality of the ladies in the group for me says a lot and raises hope. I see them injecting the ideas and style that may not have been grasped by the former office. It is an opportunity for them to merge their thoughts together for the continuity of the club.I am glad for a what I read when the Chairman said that he did not have a line up. He must have trusted in himself to take that risk. my interpretation is that everybody on the team will mean well so that they can take cooperate responsibility for all the actions they take. But like any human being however being led by good policies not every body will be agreeing with them on everything and it should not be. I look at the new office as an epitome of progress. Leadership is not an exclusivity of some but is in inclusive. I would encourage this office to lead with both eyes and ears open to the goings around football locally, regionally and globally. Do not practices the attitude of “we know it all’.Listen carefully and humbly and things will be fine. Leading K’Ogalo always goes with a lot of pressure and that is because we love and always want the club to perform and the office is not exempted either. Brace yourselves for these. I wish you well.

  2. As has been said,lets now work towards returning GM to its rightful place in Kenyan soccer.Our first task after reconciling the participants is to get down to some serious business of recruitment and putting structures in place!!

  3. élections were peaceful but would someone explain why those who voted for the chairmanchip were 150 atleast more than those who voted for the other posts?

  4. For inclusivity I think Dan and Chris should be absorbed and given some tasks to help the EC. After all they had some ideas which the team can benefit from. This could include managing the Youth team or even being advisors/understudy to the Chair

  5. Winners and losers should work together and we’ll see if the losers had GMFC sincerely in their hearts. SIGNINGS AND PRE-SEASON EARLY

  6. The “process” has churned out AR as chair so let’s accept and move on.Losers should play their part as mere members.But there most worrying is the support of the best club in East & Central Africa.The match attendance has dwindled but surely its more than 3002 members who paid kshs.500each for shockingly only 982 turning up to actually vote.Less than even the number who voted for AFC Chair whose members paid kshs.1,000. Why the apathy towards matters K’galo? What is happening to GMFC? ONLY A MEMBERSHIP OF 1K. As an EC member that would be my major concern!

    1. Matters finance in most cases are bone by very few persons. It requires discipline and commitment. For example paying of taxes not everyone commits to do so in fact some would rather find ways of escaping. Forget about the bad usage first. That is just an opportunity for some to say it louder. Indeed the membership should reflect but unfortunately it does not. Secondly we did not finish the league with any trophy though in respectable position. My question is Must We? Unfortunately not because there are other teams on the playing field. My individual thinking is that trophy lessness has given us a perfect opportunity to go back to the drawing board to regroup and plan again. The just concluded election being one of the good things. Having said so, we could just be on the right track.

      1. I think you’ve explained difference between match attendance and membership. What is a mystery is the gap between membership-3002 and actual voters-982? Remember membership was not free. Could the 2000 have been hired (didn’t pay the 500 from their pockets) members who let down their candidate for one reason or another? Which means true GMFC membership is a paltry 1,000 or kes. value of 50k.

  7. Let me just say that it was all about the tyranny of deep pockets! Priority number one I guess will read ” how to fight hooliganism ” Anyway we are moving away from “losing sleep over the Kogalo Kingdom matters” It is all about accepting and moving on. I guess we might have the “Devil we know” in this Kingdom for many years to come.

  8. From the comments I can feel that some are disappointed by the results but we have to move on. Someone had to win whether they had the best ideas or the deepest pockets or even the most voters

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