Ng’inja Resigns As KRU Director After Stormy Meeting

Aug 05, 2021

Branko Ng’inja, one of the Kenya Rugby Football Union directors has resigned. The former national and Nondescripts RFU player tendered his resignation on Wednesday after a stormy KRU Board meeting which was convened to discuss some of the developing issues.

Sportsnewsarena.com  was unable to reach Ng’inja for comment but a source who was at the meeting said the KRU director was not happy with some of the decisions which were made at the meeting.

“Branchi appeared uncomfortable with the trend rugby administration was taking and asked some pertinent questions which did not go well with other Board members ,” the source speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss KRU’s matters. Officially, the former player said he resigned due to pressure at work which did not allow him ample time for rugby administration.

The KRU was taken to court by South Africa pay channel SuperSport for an alleged breach of contract. According to impeccable sources, Auka Gecheo, a former KRU General manager could also be headed to the courts for alleged wrongful dismissal.

Ng’inja’s resignation comes at at time when the KRU suspended the secretary Frank Sabwa and was in the process of convening a special general meeting to determine the fate of vice chairman Fred Odhiambo and treasurer Henry Emuye.

In a related development, Western Union who have been sponsors of the KRU National Sevens Circuit are unlikely to support the event which kicks off in two weeks time with the Dala Sevens in Kisumu. Some of the individuals who brought Western Union on Board are no longer in KRU.

Fears are already mounting whether Safari Sevens which has been moved to November will be affected by the ongoings at the KRU.

The International Rugby Board is monitoring the developments and are expected to send a top brass to Nairobi to clearly understand what is happening. “Kenya is so strategic to the IRB,” a former KRU director stated.

 

 Eric Odanga

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