By Shadrack Nyakoe
Ndiritu Njani has won the elections to chair the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) for the 2022/2023 season.
Njani, a former National treasurer and Chairman of Golf Talent Foundation said the future of Golf in Kenya is bright.
He said the Union will introduce Golf across Kenyan schools because there is adequate funding.
Njani garnered 49 votes against his competitor George Gathu of Kenya Air force Golf club who got 40.
Philip Ochola was elected unopposed as the new Vice-chairman while Karugu Macharia from Windsor Golf hotel took the plum position of Treasurer.
The secretary-General position went to David Ndung’u while Karugu Macharia was elected treasurer.
The five Executive members include Chris Kinuthia, Sam Itemere, Ndwiga Githae, Thomas Mwaura, and Frank Wambua.
The peaceful AGM held both virtually and physically at the Muthaiga Golf club was supervised by former Chairman Francis Okwara and Lucas Maranga.
Ndiritu in his acceptance speech congratulated the outgoing Chairman (Peter Kuguru) for steering KGU to greater heights.
“I congratulate everybody who participated in this exercise, President Uhuru Kenyatta, C. S. Ambassador Amina Mohamed, and cooperates like Safaricom who supported us throughout the year. We will walk together. I will consult with the new team to take Golf to another level,” he said.
He called on golfers to put their differences aside and ensure the success of the game.
He added that the Union has kicked off initiatives to guide and nature Junior Golf.