Roy Lumbe @PeopleSports11
With Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and outgoing Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) president John Kameta having traded accusations over the ongoing leadership wrangles within the association last week, it is now the turn of secretary general Isaac Mbote.
Abuse of power
The BAK boss has accused Kameta of alleged abuse of office, saying he used his powers illegally by suspending him from the association for not attending meetings which he terms unfair.
“Our differences started after my suspension from the association which was illegal. The president abused his powers, saying I never attended any meeting. In fact, I was never informed of any meetings,” said Mbote, who has been fighting with Kameta in a bid to take control of BAK affairs.
Mbote claims Kameta failed to write a full report on the London Olympics Games in 2012 even after being compelled to do so.
“When we were invited to attend the Olympics in 2012, he went but never gave a report. In 2014 and 2015 despite being suggested to attend conference in Korea and Somoa he never went,” added Mbote.
Mbote’s sentiments are likely to make any attempts to reconcile the two camps difficult especially after they organised parallel league events in Mwingi and Kakamega one week ago.
The Kameta camp had three teams in Mwingi while the Mbote event attracted 10 sides in Kakamega and was attended by Echesa. The CS’ appearance drew the wrath of Kameta who accused him of endorsing one camp which is likely to attract punishment from global governing body International Boxing Association (AIBA). However, Echesa dismissed Kameta’s sentiments, accusing him of using the AIBA card to hang onto office yet an audit of the associations affairs has been ordered after which elections will be held.