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Wehliye: Saudi Bank economist interested in succeeding Gor Mahia’s Rachier

The Kenyan-born economist has persistently made public his wish to lead the local heavyweights

Saudi Central Bank Senior Advisor Mohamed Wehliye has escalated his interest in succeeding Ambrose Rachier as the chairman of Gor Mahia.
 
Wehliye, a well-known Kenyan economist, is a vocal supporter of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League club and has never shied away from expressing his interest in the position of chairman.

In a recent tweet, Wehliye joked that President Uhuru Kenyatta made a statement on June 1 implying that he is the next chair of Gor Mahia.
 
The President was leading Kenya to celebrate her 58th Madaraka Day – the yearly celebration commemorating when Kenya attained its independence from Britain in 1964.

This year’s ceremony was held in Kisumu, a city where Gor Mahia enjoy a huge support base.
 
“What did the president say during his Madaraka Day speech? They said that it is me who will take over the leadership of Gor Mahia and that is how I have won,” the economists tweeted.