Kisii Rugby Club have been handed a five-match home ban by the Kenya Rugby Union Independent Judicial Panel and they will have to look for an alternative home ground for the opening five 2020/21 matches.
The Club was found guilty of contravening regulation 20.4 of the World Rugby laws. This was after complains were filed stating that Eldoret players and technical bench members were attacked by Kisii fans on 29 February-the last day of the regular season.
The incident saw the panel hand Kisii a six-match ban, but due to the acknowledgement by Kisii Team Manager George Sagini that their was a lapse in security and their propose action plan, the ban was trimmed by one match.
“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 start of the competition they will be competing in” reads the decision.
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” Taking into account the mitigating circumstances as outlined below, the Judicial Committee reduces the ban by one (1) game to five (5) games: Acknowledgment of guilt and Proposed action plan to mitigate such incidents in future,” the decision further reads.
After serving the ban, Kisii will be required to demonstrate to the KRU, its compliance to the home ground security requirements of the particular competition they will be competing for the ban to lifted.