Maseno University after a past action. Photo COurtesy Maseno University.

Maseno RFC handed four-match home ban

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KRU Western Region side Maseno has been handed a four-match home ban by the Kenya Rugby Union Independent Judicial Committee, meaning they will have to look for an alternative venue for home matches.

This is after the conclusion of a hearing on pitch invasion and attack on CITAM Kisumu RFC player by the Club fans during the Nationwide final held 29 February 2020.

The incidences were a breach of regulation 20 of the World  Rugby laws. The club had been initially been handed a six-match home ban but the matches were reduced by two matches and they will start serving the ban once the competitions resume.

“The Club is barred from hosting six (6) home games during the KRU 2020/2021 season. For the avoidance of doubt, the sanction shall take effect from the start of the competition they will be competing in” reads the ruling.

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“Taking into account the mitigating circumstances as outlined below, the Judicial Officer reduces the ban by two (2) games to four (4) games,” the ruling further reads.

After four matches, the club will be required to prove that they have attained security requirements before they are given the green light to use the home ground.

“After the four (4) home game ban and prior to reinstatement of home games, the Club will be required to demonstrate to the KRU, its compliance to the home ground security requirements of the particular competition they will be competing in and mitigation proposals presented”

The Club has the right to appeal the decision.


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