Gor Mahia Secretary General Responds to Shocking Freemason Admission by Club Chairman

Gor Mahia Secretary General Responds to Shocking Freemason Admission by Club Chairman

  • Gor Mahia Secretary General Sam Ochola has stated that he and the club are not part of the Freemasons, a day after the club chairman disclosed he is a member of the organisation
  • Ochola clarified that Rachier's Freemason membership is an individual undertaking and not the club's
  • Rachier has steered the club to one of its most successful periods, including winning the Kenya Premier League for the first time in almost 20 years

Gor Mahia's Secretary General Sam Ochola has distanced himself and the club from Chairman Ambrose Rachier's shocking admission that he is a member of the Freemasons.

Rachier controversially disclosed the news during a fascinating documentary on Kenya's television channel, NTV on Sunday.

Gor Mahia, Kenya, Kenya Premier League, Nick Mwendwa, FKF
Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier is a Freemason, but the club has clarified this is an individual undertaking. Photo: Geoffrey Mwamburi/Twitter and Yasuyoshi Chiba.
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In a statement, Ochola said Rachier's journey is not at all connected with Kenya's most successful club, according to The Standard.

K'Ogalo are preparing for the start of the Kenya Premier League, which has been halted several times due to a ban from FIFA and boardroom uncertainty.

Ochola aimed to explicitly calm down fans and everyone associated with the club, from the notion that they were part of the brotherhood.

"The EC members, players, employees and Gor Mahia want to assure our fans that we are not part of Freemason society and that our Chairman's affiliation to that society is a personal journey as attested in the media."

Rachier's shocking revelations

The Freemasons belong to the oldest fraternal organisation in the world which began in the Middle Ages in Europe, according to History.

In the documentary, Rachier clarified that the organisation is not built on devil worshipping. He joined the brotherhood in 1994.

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"I think it is all about ignorance. If you get to the masonic hall, the first thing you get is a citation of King Solomon to God. We have Muslims in freemasonry, Christians, Buddhists and a few atheists, so there is no reference whatsoever to issues of devil worship."

Since he became chairman, Rachier has led the club to its first league title since 1995, in 2013. According to Goal, the club won two more titles in 2014 and 2015, cementing its status as Kenya's biggest football club.

FKF chairman returns to office

Sports Brief earlier reported on Football Kenya Federation chairman Nick Mwendwa leading federation officials back into office earlier this month.

Mwendwa decided to return to office after the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) dropped graft charges against him. Mwendwa promised Kenyans that he would work with all parties to ensure the FIFA ban on Kenya is lifted.

Source: Sports Brief News