The Kenya Rugby Union has not recognized the formation of Rugby Enterprise Ltd.
KRU Chairman,Mwangi Muthee said a walkover will be awarded against any team which does not honour their fixtures on Saturday.
But the clubs have resolved to play friendly matches instead and the referees said they will officiate any matches which are on offer.
Six club representatives who are backing the Rugby Enterprise Ltd met on Tuesday at the Serena Hotel to outline the objectives of the company.
Later, one of the officials clarified that the meeting was not about the formation of a splinter league but to call for some sanity to prevail at the Kenya Rugby Union.
“We are against the unconstitutional inclusion of additional teams to the Kenya Cup league to fulfil election promises. This has been our stand but the KRU chairman says he is not backing off and any team which does not want to play on Saturday should take a walk,” the official stated.
Asked whether the clubs will honour their Kenya Cup fixtures on Saturday, the official said there was a common stand not to honour any league match until the matter was resolved.
“So far, the clubs will not honour their matches on Saturday unless something changes.”
The clubs are Nondescripts RUFC, Kenya Harlequin FC, Kenya Commercial Bank, Nakuru, Impala and Homeboyz. Mwamba, Strathmore University and Mean Machine have declined to join Rugby Enterprise Ltd.
The Universities are also split. Blak Blad are gunning for promotion after winning their category. They even beat Kisumu, one of the sides in the expanded Kenya Cup league. The solidarity of the ‘elite clubs’ will come to test on Saturday, the proposed date for the kick off.
“The elite clubs must show leadership and cannot allow the game to degenerate because of promises which were made during the elections,” another official stated.
In the meantime, Mwamba RFC has distanced itself from earlier reports that they had joined Rugby Enterprise Ltd. We reported that there was a split between the chairman (Alvas Onguru) and the secretary (George Mbaye).
They have clarified the statements which had been attributed to them were false. Onguru arrived back in Kenya on Tuesday and Mbaye has been in Vietnam.
“I just got back this morning from overseas and have been reading all the going-on in the online media. We were invited to join Rugby Enterprises as shareholders and we have declined the invitation. There is no disagreement between Mbaye and myself,” Onguru clarified.