Lusigi elected new president of Kenya E-sport federation
Ambitious and E-sport enthusiast Ronny Lusigi has promised to take the game a notch higher following his election as the new president of Kenya’s federation.
Lusigi,28, trounced his competitor Mwaniki Mwanzia from Trans Nzoia County in the premier election held at a Nairobi hotel.
He received 23 votes against Mwaniki who managed to collect only four votes in the process that was supervised by Sports Registrar Rose Wasike and observed by Kenya Table Tennis president Andrew Mudibo.
“This is a very big day for me and the community of Kenyan gamers at large. This win is a clear indication of our maturity and the desire to take the sport to greater heights. My main ambition as the president now is to put the athlete or gamer as a priority all the time. I know without the gamers, definitely, we will not have a federation and therefore the need to give them the stage to express themselves for the better of the country,” he averred.
Part of the first projects on his desk is to select a team that will represent Kenya in the Global E-sport Championships set for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December.
Mwanzi Mwaniki conceded defeat and congratulated Lusigi (pictured), noting that the election was free and fair.
In other results, Hellen Kairu was elected treasurer after trouncing Lydia Bisieri 20-7 votes while Anne Odhiambo registered a 22-5 against Celine Lersion to become the 2nd vice president. John Ojiambo got a free ride as he was elected to the position of 1st Vice President Unopposed.
John Shimeka will serve the E-Sport as a life member, Brian Ochanda will serve as the athlete representative and Michael Lulu will serve as the corporate member representative.
Sports registrar Rose Wasike challenged the 2018 formed federation to expand its territories and give the youth a chance to bridge the gap between unemployment in the country and drug abuse.
This was the first election for the Kenya E-Sport Federation since its establishment five years ago.