Championship Quartet Handed Five Week Bans

The Kenya Rugby Union has handed out  five week bans to Catholic Monks’ Boniface Amimo as well as the Mombasa trio of Saidi Kenya, Sammy Maraga and Elisha Gitonga who all saw red during following a scuffle during their KRU Championship fixture at the Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday 19 November 2016, a match that ended 13-9 in Mombasa’s favor.

KRU Judicial Officer Bernard Itebete, in his ruling, said, “The game of rugby is by its nature highly charged and requires serious personal discipline. Where this cannot be maintained then there is a breakdown of law and order in the field of play. The sport also thrives on camaraderie and this wil not thrive if players do not observe the basic tenets of the game. The players have an obligation to their fans to provide entertainment within the confines of the laws of the game and where this is not upheld then chaos will prevail. Indiscipline cannot be entertained.In light of this all the players involved will serve a mid range sanction of 5 weeks including time served already. This will be effective in the active rugby season.”

The bans run until Saturday 21 January 2017.


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