Elections to choose a new chairman and executive of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) will take place on September 29, it was announced following a Special General Assembly in Nairobi today.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had set NOCK a deadline of the end of this month for elections to be held. 

The IOC had suspended funding to the NOCK as a result of the delay in holding the election. 

The elections were halted on May 5 this year following a High Court injunction filed by Kenya Taekwondo Association, who had been barred from participating.

The Special General Assembly held at the headquarters of NOCK unanimously allowed 20 Federations to take part in the elections.

They include Kenya Taekwondo Association, Kenya Cycling Federation and Kenya Badminton Association who had been prevented from taking part in the elections in May. 

The meeting chaired by NOCK chairman Kip Keino warned the three Federations to sort out the wrangles in their respectively federations or risk being barred from participation at the Elective General Assembly.

Paul Tergat, the former marathon world record holder, is the only candidate bidding to replace double Olympic gold medallist Keino as chairman.

The 77-year-old Keino has been chairman of NOCK since 1999. 

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