KRU battle goes to court
10 February 2015, 14:08
Nairobi - The battle for control of the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) moved from the
boardroom to the courtroom on Tuesday when the Kisumu Senior Magistrate
issued an injunction to stop a group of clubs from hosting a special
Representatives from Stormers RFU and several others clubs were set
to meet on Tuesday to discuss alleged financial impropriety and
mismanagement by the KRU’s board.
Gabriel Ouko, acting KRU acting chairman, said in a press release that the meeting was unconstitutional.
“Under the Kenya Rugby Union Constitution, only the Union possesses
the powers to issue a notice convening a special general meeting as well
as receive and compile a delegate’s list to any general meeting of the
union,” he said.
“In addition, the petition as received from Stormers RFC was fatally
defective as it did not meet the constitutional requirements for calling
for a special general meeting.
“As a board we continue to welcome valid concerns into the management
of the game of rugby and are open to engage in a constructive manner in
ways we can improve the game of rugby.
“Most importantly as a board we uphold the Union’s constitution and
the laws of the land. All affiliates of the Union are called on upon to
disregard any attempts at convening them for a special general meeting
as it has not been called by the Union.”
Kennedy Wasonga, chairman of Stormers RFC, said on Monday that the meeting would go ahead irrespective of board’s concerns.
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