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Treu’s troubled reign ends in Bowl defeat

AMONDE-AUSTRALIANAIROBI, December 14- Paul Treu’s inglorious reign ended with a 24-5 defeat to Canada at the Bowl finals of the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.

Canada proved to be Kenya’s waterloo with the hat-trick after defeating Kenya 19-12 in the Shield final in Dubai last week that followed a 40-7 mauling at the same stage during the HSBC World Sevens Series opener in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sean Duke impressed as Canada capitalised on a better than even share of possession with tries to Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond in the first half.

Duke picked up a well-deserved five-pointer just after the break extending Canada’s lead to 17-0.

Earlier, Canada came from 14-7 down at the break against Wales with three unanswered tries to Conor Trainor, Sean Duke and Ciaran Hearn securing a 24-14 victory and booking their place in the Bowl final, while Kenya edged out France 14-12.

It was a deflating climax for South African Treu who announced the stunning decision to step down from his post after his home tournament due to infighting among Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) leaders.

“t has been a very difficult decision, but I believe it is the right decision for me at this stage in my life.

“It has just been over a year since I accepted the offer from the Kenya Rugby Union to take charge of the team. We have experienced interesting times that is for sure. We have had challenges; highs and lows.

“We know that this is the nature of sport and the game of rugby that we all love. If it was not too easy, we wouldn’t know the joy of achieving our goals and knowing we worked hard to make them happen,” he said in his resignation statement on Friday.

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Brought to qualify Kenya to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the country failed to harness on the expertise of the former South Africa head coach who laid the foundations of the current potent Blitzbokke who won their second Main Cup in a row following their Dubai success.

KRU boss, Mwangi Muthee set off the sequence of events that saw Treu call it a day last week with a scathing attack on his directors whom he accused of frustrating the South African.

Tellingly for the country, his predecessor who was also forced out of the post, Mike Friday, led USA to a stunning Plate final win over giants Fiji as his new side continues to make shockwaves in the race for the Olympics where the top four finishers will qualifying automatically.

Kenya on the other hand, are working to lose their core status in the World Series and remain stuck on 14th in the standings on 11 points from the first three legs after adding seven in their best outing of the season thus far.

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  1. TheSpinDoctorsHaveArrived

    January 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    A hired and therefore non-independent Luhya PR consultant comes out and makes a sensational claim without any evidence whatsoever to try and turn the spin in Baraza’s favor. While he does so, he does not specify exactly what Nancy Baraza did that she badly needs to apologize for.

    Trust Kenyans and tribal loyalties to come in defense of their man claiming ‘we are being finished’. Where is Bifwoli Wakoli to tell us Willy Mutunga is a dikiteta?Is it just me or is the silence of the usually extremely vocal and media hungry suspects (KNCHR, KHRC, FIDA, LSK, NGO Council, COTU, Omtata) simply deafening? 

  2. Saki

    January 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Why are luhya MPs mum? wolololo! the baengele are being finished!!!

    • karisdom

      January 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      So why are the Kisii mps mum when one of their daughters is being attacked by a gun welding DCJ?

    • Ernest ombayo

      January 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Typical tribalist falling back to his tribal cocoon.

    • Anonymous

      January 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      tribalist you dont even deserve to comment on this blog

  3. karisdom

    January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    If the new constitution cannot be applied in  such a naked matter, where DCJ  harrased an innocent kenyan because of her position, then, do we really needed to have the new constitution? Security camera  recorded everything.Excuse me people, is Nancy Baraza still in the office?

    • Ellyjnr

      January 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      The Security Cameras Recorded everything and I have NOT heard ANYONE even those shouting from the rooftops saying that the Cameras show the DCJ brandishing a gun. So We all need to cool our tempers and let the investigation be completed…

      • CuttheBS

        January 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        you are living under a stone. the first media story stated exactly that. actually, no one who has claimed to have seen the footage has denied baraza brandished a gun.

  4. Ernest ombayo

    January 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Nancy Baraza has lost all credibility to be DCJ. She has proved that she is a purveyor of impunity yet she is supposed to be be fighting the same.We cannot trust you to uphold justice and equality.

  5. MakSon

    January 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

     It is possible for one to argue that it is the guard who wanted to use her position to harass the lovely depute CJ. Of course, we all know that some guards take such chances (opportunity) to trouble top personalities. However, the point of taking out a Gun and pointing it at our lovely sister is so traumatizing; this was to be the last option. Nancy was to be diplomatic if she really never wanted to be checked.
    This just shows how wicked our depute C.J is. It means that she can easily shoot at people. Thanks to the presence of the Camera at that time. Our Lovely Nancy is a disgrace to us who respect her especially the women. (Women against fellow women). If it was a man were you to shoot? I thought Nancy was a professional, what do you think? Nancy is Nasty that she needs to vacate our prestigious office. Hey my lovely Nancy, you have lost the respect of us Kenyans.
    In prison we have women who have been jailed just because they were involved in prostitution. Nevertheless, what you did is worse. I’m worried on who you qualify to be.???

  6. Francis

    January 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Perhaps “PR Nyongesa” is as “WISE AS DCJ”. You are making it worse for your “client” by engaging in stupid stunts. The poor lady-Ms Kerubo did not call you-you went to her house! In short-Kenyans  are being treated to outright abuse of law.Someone breaks the law-and proceeds to torment the victim in broad day light.Where are the “victim’s advocate in this case”? Why has the CJ not counseled his deputy to stop making it worse for the judiciary? By the end of this saga the damage will be so much all the justices may have to resign for people to have any level of confidence.By sending Nyongesa- to subvert justice and play “victim” you have lost the little sympathy i may have for your case.Just shut up and could the police stop this madness and take over the case or are they part of the games being played? Next this PR guy will say DCJ was lured to the mall by the young lady so she can black-mail her.If a whole DCJ cannot have the integrity/honor to own up to what now seems an obvious lapse in judgment  on her part then Lord have mercy.IT IS PAINFUL BUT YOU HAVE NO OPTION THAN RESIGN IF YOU CARE ABOUT REFORMS AND THE NEW CONSTITUTION-PEOPLE CANNOT HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT A DCJ.

  7. solo

    January 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    hehehehe …old tactics by the DCJ, in fact the compensation should be something like 10 million. Why did the PR consultant go to her place instead of taking DCJ (the mall raider) to her place as a nice gesture of forgiveness. 

  8. huhaa

    January 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    What are the anti terrorism unit doing on this matter. she should be investigated more on terrorism matters God know where she stands.

  9. Wazo10

    January 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Nyongesa’s
    public revelations of presumably confidential negotiations raise questions about
    his credibility and his principal’s motives. It reads like an obvious attempt
    to discredit Kerubo. How much fruit will one minor and foolish seed of misjudgment
    reap?

  10. SilentRiot

    January 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I know for a fact tha Baraza can be quite arrogant and impatient at times. So there is some truth in what Kerubo is saying, but the whole gun saga? I doubt it. Probably just a ‘making a mountain out of a molehill’ argument.

  11. Seco

    January 7, 2012 at 5:23 am

    This exactly why suspects are put in police custody. To stop them from interfering with the suspects or interfering with investigations. But one can see the police is already compromised.

  12. kandakenda

    January 7, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Nancy should not play the role of the crude drama queen, she should hourably resign and go home.. she has ashamed the judiciouly , she fits to contests for civic seat, thats where people of her character belong..war wongers, wangu wa makerie etc

  13. Pelems

    January 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    The issue is the Barbara behavior , no matter what she has no excuse whatsoever for her behavior.its sickening that she has no respect for the law, people,or other people jobs and yet she expect others to respect her. It’s a complete shame that she can behave like a person with no morals.

  14. Lucopodium

    January 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    We all have made mistakes at some point in life. So to pelt stones at Nancy Baraza and to shout thief thief……because of a story that has been blown out of proportion is not warranted. There are three sides to a any story….however there’s warped coverage by media on this one.  To me Nancy is Innocent….at best. With technology like photo-shop…and the concept of super-imposition…anyone can be vilified and maligned. We also know that media reporting is pure falsification and decontextualization… I tend to believe…we have evil forces out to disenfranchise Nancy Baraza. Not all that we hear in media is true. In fact, 81.01% percent of media reporting is cooked. Acrimonious crimes have been committed in this country that never see light of day. Many more crimes have been orchestrated that are never tried. Who prosecuted Mama Lucy for storming Standard paper and creating mayhem. Don’t 4get the burning of millions of papers. Who investigated the Arthur Brothers when they terrorized  Kenyans at JKIA VIP Lounge. They sodomized our sovereignty, we kept mum. Triton, Goldenberg, Anglo Fleecing, Oil, Sugar, Unga and Maize & Aflotoxin are all monumental scandals that R yet to be prosecuted. The Central bank of kenya hatched a massive scandal: pure-white-collar-crime- that of devaluing the shilling against global currencies…. this was artificial…organized to serve the interests of a few rich….Prof Njuguna is in office!!!…no one ever cried foul. Drug trafficking is rampart and enhanced by the Top Crop…yes they wield power and immune to prosecution, but they’ve also killed a generation. Maina Njenga and his click the Mungiki butchered so many innocent lives…and he’s running for the top office.We’ve all 4gotten his hands are defiled with blood and that he should be imprisoned 4life. And so many…countless in fact. Tell us something that we don’t know….The fact that public opinion is hell bent bent to disparaging Nancy does not mean She’s capable. There’s always the true side of  the story.

    • Whatanidiot

      January 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      So in your view, we should basically open Kamiti and Naivasha Maximum prisons because Lucy was not arrested. 
      What you are also saying is Baraza’s frantic attempts at apologizing including issuing a halfhearted press statement, hiring a PR consultant and sending emissaries with shopping is because nothing happened. 

      Are you listening to yourself? With your kind of logic, I fear for anyone who lives with you. You are the kind of retarded neanderthals that have made Kenya a big man’s country and permanently on reverse gear. 

    • Herald

      January 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

      You my moronic friend are just another one of Nancy “machine gun” Barazas tribesmen. I have seen you guys raising your ugly heads and pretending there is no evidence. But there is. There is video evidence. CCTV cameras. Be ready to cry yourselves to sleep when machine gun is not only stripped off her job but goes to jail for threatening to kill Rebecca Kerubo

  15. Herald

    January 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    not even for a minute do I believe this guy John Nyongesa. Why didn’t they ask to speak with Rebecca Kerubo with the presence of her lawyer?
    John Nyongesa works for Nancy Baraza and anything he says is suspect, after all “he who pays the piper calls the tunes.

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