Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater has been relieved of his duties,a statement from the Kenya Rugby Union reads.

“Jerome has been a key influence for the Simbas, guiding the team up the world rankings and making the team a formidable force on the continental stage. He has certainly been part and parcel of the country’s continued emergence in the longer version of the game.”

Paarwater leaves the Kenya Simbas after a 5-year stint/Photo/Kenya Rugby

“KRU would like to appreciate Jerome’s efforts and wish him well in his endeavors and will announce his replacement at a later time,”reads a statement from the Kenya Rugby Union.

Paarwater was appointed Kenya Simbas coach in 2012,seeing the side through its ups and downs during his 5-year stint.

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers set to get underway in June 2018,the Union is expected to unveil Paarwater’s replacement soon.