The tourism ministry has announced the cancellation of the U.S.$200,000 sponsorship to the national rugby sevens team after players masked off the 'Make it Kenya' logo from the front of their jerseys at the Paris leg of the World Sevens Series in protest of lack of payment.
Kenya Sevens Head Coach Simiyu Fired - Reports
Capital FM, 21 June 2018
The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) board has reportedly fired Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent Simiyu in the wake of the sponsor black-out saga at the Paris 7s last month. Read more »
Kenya Sevens team.
Tourism CS Balala Cancels Shujaa Sponsorship
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has announced that the ministry has cancelled the Sh20mn sponsorship to the national rugby sevens team, saying they embarrassed the country… Read more »
Furious Balala Instructs 7s Players to Be Paid Direct
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says Kenya Sevens players will be paid directly what they are owed in dues from the now cancelled Brand Kenya 'Make it Kenya' shirt… Read more »
Briton William Webster Replaces Sacked Simiyu as Shujaa Coach
Nation, 21 June 2018
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has appointed Briton William Webster as Kenya Sevens coach, replacing Innocent Simiyu, who has been fired. Read more »
Troubled KRU Now Shifts Blame to Players
The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has now seemingly shifted blame over the Brand Kenya 'Make it Kenya' fiasco back to the players, saying they had clearly explained the financial… Read more »
Simiyu Took Responsibility for Paris Fiasco - KRU
The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has revealed that it sacked head coach Innocent Simiyu because he was fully responsible for the masking of 'Make it Kenya' sponsor logo. Read more »
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