Mombasa-based Roy McKenzie has been elected the new Chairman of Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF) following a Special General Meeting held in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The Meeting also appointed new Commissions heads and mandated them to immediately constitute a list of members who they will work with during the season which starts this weekend with the National Motocross Championship.
The Motorcycle Commission will now be headed by Maina Muturi of East African Motor Sports Club (EAMSC), the Rallies Commission by Ashok Bhalla, Autocross Commission by James Burke while Simon Sharpe retains his portfolio as the head of Rally Raid Commission boss.Ashok who has chaired the Rallies Commission previously replaces Abdul Sidi, while Burke takes over from Antony Colin as Maina Muturi fills the void left behind by Anthony Nielsen.
McKenzie, who chaired the five man Interim Committee, mandated to run motorsports operations during last month’s AGM- promised to steer the Federation to greater heights and in a more transparent and accountable manner.
“Today (Tuesday) was the inauguration of Club member nominees of the Board of Directors of KMSF. As we have been saying over the past few months, its taken a while to get here but today (yesterday) is the day when the Clubs, who are the shareholders, are now sitting as Directors of KMSF. There was a Chairperson who was elected, out of those Directors for the KMSF and that’s myself; and it’s for the next three years. What it means for the KMSF and the motorsports Clubs in Kenya is that there will be improved communication between the Federation and shareholders which will invigorate the Clubs and will also invigorate the KMSF. Problems solving will become more realistic and broader between all the groups,” said McKenzie.
McKenzie also stated that decision making will be a collective responsibility adding that issues of finances will be made open to the stakeholders.
He also promised that he will work hand in hand with stakeholders including the Kenyan government, spectators and the competitors.
“Issues are now going to be resolved by the vote, we have a chairperson at the KMSF, and that all decisions we made today were made by 11 people, and that’s the new policy that we are determined to move forward,” added McKenzie.