Popular sports journalist Mukami Wambora was on Saturday evening, April 15 elected treasurer of the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK)
The ex-Citizen TV news anchor garnered 35 votes to floor Capital FM’s Alex Isaboke who amassed 28 votes in a closely contested race.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the one-time footballer could not hide her joy, thanking everyone who voted for her.
Wambora, who is the daughter of former Embu County Governor Martin Wambora, further stated that she will work closely with her team to transform the lives of sports journalists in the country.
“I am honoured and proud to have been elected as the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) Treasurer yesterday in my absentia. The last three months of campaigning and getting to the ballot were intense (my dad should have warned me) but I’m grateful we made it.
“The hard work begins now as we work to implement our vision to improve the lives of Sports Journalists across the country,” her statement read.
She also appreciated the people who entrusted her with the leadership position.
“I want to thank everyone who walked with us on this journey and who voted for me and for our Nguvu Mpya team (all of who won),” commented Wambora.
Others who were elected include James Waindi, Homeboyz Radio presenter Eric Njiru, Agnes Makhandia, and Samson Ateka
Waindi, who currently works for the People Daily as the sports editor, was elected the Union’s President after edging out the incumbent Chris Mbaisi. He amassed a total of 37 votes, 11 more than what Mbaisi got.
Njiru, who became a household name after covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup staged in Qatar, won the Vice President’s race, defeating James Magayi.
Beki Mwamburi from Radio Citizen, Makhandia, Charity Wanja and Ahmed Abdulla were elected to serve as the executive committee members.