A notice that was put up on Monday 14 March purportedly calling for a Gor Mahia Annual General Meeting on Sunday 3 April has been termed fake in a statement released on the club’s official website.
The notice was apparently engineered by a Mr. Josiah Oliech who the club chairman, Rachier called an imposter bent on throwing the club management into disarray.
Rachier stated that the notice, dated Sunday 13 March was a result of a stolen club letter head and notes that under the authority of the club constitution and Sports Act 2013, only the club Executive Committee has the mandate to call for an AGM.
The statement on the club website states:
The attention of Gor Mahia Football Club management has been drawn to a “notice” on the club’s official letter headed paper dated Sunday, March 13, 2016. The said “notice” signed by one Josiah Oliech alias ‘Kwaru’ claims to be calling for an Annual General Meeting (AGM) with elections as an item on the Agenda.
I would like to categorically dismiss this purported notice with the contempt that it deserves and state the following:
- a) That pursuant to Gor Mahia club Constitution, Societies Act and the Sports Act 2013, the said Josiah Oliech aka ‘Kwaru’ has no authority whatsoever to give such notice or even speak on behalf of Gor Mahia FC. Oliech has clearly stolen the club’s official letter head and used it spuriously to mislead Kenyans.
- b) That the authority to convene an AGM and to call for club elections vests in the Gor Mahia Executive Committee (EC) of which the above named imposter is not a member.
- c) That in due time the EC will convene an AGM in line with the constitution and the Societies Act at which meeting the EC will update the members of the club on relevant state of affairs regarding compliance with the Sports Act 2013.
Finally, I want to reassure the members of the club that the EC remains committed and determined to steer the club towards transparent and accountable management and greater success.